Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 5/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Mike Leake
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Mike Leake for the Mariners.
Texas opens at +128 while Seattle opens at -138. The Rangers have a 21-18-3 over/under record and a 17-25-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 23-16-0 against the run line and have a 24-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 21-18-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 17-25-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 24-15-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 23-16-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/14/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring injured last game, is doubtful Tuesday vs Seattle Mariners
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
05/02/18 P Chris Martin Forearm 10-day DL (05/01)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
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)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Hand 10-day DL (05/13)
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 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 16-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 136 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 400 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 318. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Texas is hitting .229, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 44 hits this season in 155 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 124. Adrian Beltre is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Rangers have 322 hits, including 68 doubles and 50 home runs. Texas has walked 121 times so far this season and they have struck out 424 times as a unit. They have left 269 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 22-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.72, Mike Leake has a 4-3 record and a 1.51 WHIP this season. He has 32 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 114 hitters and struck out 355 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Mariners hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .356. He has 51 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 155 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 113. Jean Segura is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 49 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Mariners as a unit have 347 base hits, including 74 doubles and 49 homers. Seattle has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 294 occasions. They have had 272 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 183 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -138
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