Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 4/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 20, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Mike Minor
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Friday, April 20, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -105 and Texas at -105. The Mariners have a 10-6-0 over/under mark and a 11-5-0 run line record. The Rangers are 8-12-0 against the run line and have a 9-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 10-6-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 11-5-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 9-10-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-12-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/12/18 1B Ryon Healy Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
03/31/18 C Mike Zunino Side 10-day DL (03/31)
03/29/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/17/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 10-day DL (04/12)
04/11/18 P Doug Fister Hip 10-day DL (04/10)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand 10-day DL (03/31)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 9-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.48 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 15 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 132 base hits and 73 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 135. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Seattle is hitting .243, good for 10th in the league. The Mariners hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .470. He has 17 hits this season in 52 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 168. Jean Segura is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Mariners have 127 hits, including 25 doubles and 18 home runs. Seattle has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 122 times as a unit. They have left 98 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 7-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Mike Minor has a 1-1 record and a 0.96 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 186 base knocks and 88 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 67 hitters and struck out 163 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .338. He has 21 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 70 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 101. Elvis Andrus is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 17 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Rangers as a unit have 154 base hits, including 28 doubles and 22 homers. Texas has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out on 184 occasions. They have had 139 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.4 runs per game and totaled 68 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners -105
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