Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 4/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Bartolo Colon
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are James Paxton for the Mariners and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -152 and Texas at +142. The Mariners have a 11-6-0 over/under mark and a 11-6-0 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 11-6-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 11-6-0 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 9-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.57 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 28 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 143 base hits and 78 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 146. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
As a team Seattle is hitting .241, good for 13th in the league. The Mariners hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jean Segura is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 20 hits this season in 71 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 106. Robinson Cano is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .471. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Mariners have 134 hits, including 27 doubles and 18 home runs. Seattle has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 132 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 68 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 7-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.45, Bartolo Colon has a 0-0 record and a 0.70 WHIP this season. He has 17 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.33. 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 22nd 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 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 21st 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 25th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .426. He has 17 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 151. Nomar Mazara is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 21 hits in 70 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .400. 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 -152
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