Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 5/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Texas Rangers head to Safeco Field on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +141 and Seattle at -151. The Rangers have a 28-25-4 over/under mark and a 25-32-0 run line record. The Mariners are 29-25-0 against the run line and have a 28-26-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 28-25-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 25-32-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-26-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 29-25-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/21/18 P Matt Moore Knee 10-day DL (05/19)
05/15/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
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
05/28/18 P Nick Vincent Groin 10-day DL (05/27)
05/23/18 CF Dee Gordon Toe 10-day DL (05/21)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 23-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 50 strikeouts over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 177 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 529 base hits and 264 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 414. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Texas is hitting .227, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 54 hits this season in 207 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 208 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Rangers have 423 hits, including 90 doubles and 65 home runs. Texas has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 542 times as a unit. They have left 358 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 33-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Wade LeBlanc has a 0-0 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 31 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 429 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 464 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Mariners hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .341. He has 69 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 213 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 123. Kyle Seager is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 47 hits in 208 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Mariners as a unit have 457 base hits, including 91 doubles and 59 homers. Seattle has walked 151 times this year and they have struck out on 401 occasions. They have had 363 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 229 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +141
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