Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 9/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Mike Minor
The Seattle Mariners visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Marco Gonzales for the Mariners and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -105 and Texas at -115. The Mariners have a 73-77-2 over/under record and a 74-78-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 75-77-0 against the run line and have a 73-70-9 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 73-77-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 74-78-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 73-70-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 75-77-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/16/18 P Felix Hernandez Hamstring is questionable for next scheduled start
09/14/18 P James Paxton Illness is questionable for next scheduled start
08/08/18 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 60-day DL (08/08)
08/04/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee is out for season
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
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 84-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales has a 12-9 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 136 strikeouts over his 155.2 innings pitched and he's given up 169 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 511 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,305 base hits and 619 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 376 batters and struck out 1,237. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Seattle is hitting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Dee Gordon is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 144 hits this season in 539 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .332 and an OPS+ of 74. Mitch Haniger is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 564 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Mariners have 1,314 hits, including 234 doubles and 168 home runs. Seattle has walked 397 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,153 times as a unit. They have left 1,015 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 625 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 64-88 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Mike Minor has a 12-7 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 128 strikeouts over the 152.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 132 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 532 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,437 base knocks and 744 earned runs this season. They have given up 213 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,061 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .325. He has 121 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 458 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 101. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 144 hits in 536 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Rangers as a unit have 1,232 base hits, including 253 doubles and 184 homers. Texas has walked 539 times this year and they have struck out on 1,394 occasions. They have had 1,038 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 706 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -115
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