Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc vs. Adrian Sampson
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners and Adrian Sampson for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -140 and Texas at +120. The Mariners have a 74-77-2 over/under mark and a 74-79-0 run line record. The Rangers are 76-77-0 against the run line and have a 74-70-9 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 74-77-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 74-79-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 74-70-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 76-77-0 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 84-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 119 strikeouts over his 152 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 513 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 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 4.12. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,314 base hits and 626 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 1,241. 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 4.06.
As a team Seattle is hitting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mitch Haniger is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 161 hits this season in 567 at bats with 91 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 141. Dee Gordon is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 542 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .338. The Mariners have 1,323 hits, including 236 doubles and 168 home runs. Seattle has walked 400 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,155 times as a unit. They have left 1,023 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 65-88 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Adrian Sampson has a 0-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 5 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 501 batters and walked 197 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 1,446 base knocks and 747 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 456 hitters and struck out 1,063 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .383. He has 145 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 539 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 117. Nomar Mazara is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 121 hits in 461 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Rangers as a unit have 1,241 base hits, including 255 doubles and 186 homers. Texas has walked 542 times this year and they have struck out on 1,398 occasions. They have had 1,041 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 714 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners -140
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