Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 9/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Friday, September 28, 2018 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +155 and Seattle at -180. The Rangers have a 76-73-9 over/under record and a 79-79-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 76-82-0 against the run line and have a 78-78-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 76-73-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 79-79-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 78-78-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 76-82-0 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
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 66-92 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.75 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He's allowed 12.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 561 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 514 hitters and walked 209 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,485 base hits and 770 earned runs. They have allowed 222 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 480 batters and struck out 1,092. 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 4.84.
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 .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 123 hits this season in 477 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 96. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 552 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Rangers have 1,276 hits, including 259 doubles and 192 home runs. Texas has walked 548 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,443 times as a unit. They have left 1,067 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 727 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 86-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Wade LeBlanc has a 8-5 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 157 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 540 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,364 base knocks and 655 earned runs this season. They have given up 193 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 393 hitters and struck out 1,287 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 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .288. He has 148 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 553 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .345 with an OPS+ of 78. Mitch Haniger is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 166 hits in 586 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Mariners as a unit have 1,371 base hits, including 248 doubles and 176 homers. Seattle has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 1,192 occasions. They have had 1,059 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 658 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +155
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