Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 9/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Marco Gonzales
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Thursday, September 27, 2018 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Ariel Jurado for the Rangers and Marco Gonzales for the Mariners.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +155 and Seattle at -185. The Rangers have a 76-72-9 over/under record and a 78-79-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 76-81-0 against the run line and have a 77-78-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 76-72-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 78-79-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 77-78-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 76-81-0 against the run line
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)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/24/18 P Felix Hernandez Hamstring is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Wednesday vs Oakland Athletics
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 66-91 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 6.66 and a WHIP of 1.69 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 48.2 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 559 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 509 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,480 base hits and 767 earned runs. They have allowed 220 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,084. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.83.
As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 145 hits this season in 552 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 113. Nomar Mazara is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 473 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Rangers have 1,269 hits, including 259 doubles and 190 home runs. Texas has walked 547 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,432 times as a unit. They have left 1,062 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 725 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 86-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Marco Gonzales has a 13-9 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 139 strikeouts over the 161.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 170 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 536 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. 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 4.15. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,355 base knocks and 647 earned runs this season. They have given up 189 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 389 hitters and struck out 1,279 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Mariners hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mitch Haniger comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .366. He has 166 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 582 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 140. Dee Gordon is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 148 hits in 553 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .345. The Mariners as a unit have 1,365 base hits, including 247 doubles and 176 homers. Seattle has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 1,184 occasions. They have had 1,050 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 655 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +155
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