Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Yovani Gallardo
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Marco Gonzales for the Mariners and Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -131 and Texas at +121. The Mariners have a 54-57-2 over/under mark and a 55-58-0 run line record. The Rangers are 59-55-0 against the run line and have a 54-53-7 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 54-57-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 55-58-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 54-53-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 59-55-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/04/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee 10-day DL (08/03)
08/01/18 P Roenis Elias Triceps 10-day DL (07/31)
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 60-day DL (06/07)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/05/18 CF Delino DeShields Concussion 7-day DL (08/04)
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
07/20/18 RF Nomar Mazara Thumb 10-day DL (07/17)
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
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 65-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 118 strikeouts over his 132.2 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 975 base hits and 458 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 270 batters and struck out 951. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team Seattle is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jean Segura is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .334. He has 133 hits this season in 436 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 113. Dee Gordon is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .303. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .343. The Mariners have 976 hits, including 169 doubles and 127 home runs. Seattle has walked 293 times so far this season and they have struck out 850 times as a unit. They have left 748 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 468 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 49-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.51, Yovani Gallardo has a 6-1 record and a 1.62 WHIP this season. He has 30 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 357 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,086 base knocks and 546 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 810 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .381. He has 113 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 416 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 124. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 96 hits in 353 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Rangers as a unit have 935 base hits, including 187 doubles and 138 homers. Texas has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on 1,094 occasions. They have had 792 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 535 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners -131
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