Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 5/20/2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Mike Minor
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (20-23, 4th in AL West) play the Seattle Mariners (22-26, 5th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Monday, May 20, 2019. The Mariners open this contest at +135 while the Rangers are priced at -145. The over/under is set at 10.5.
The Mariners have been a hot and cold bet for MLB bettors, having gone 22-26-0 SU. Texas covers 46.5% of the time, going 20-23-0 straight up. The Rangers have been a very good choice for MLB bettors as favorites, going 6-2-0 SU. Seattle has gone 12-23-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 34.3% of the time.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a terrible Under choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 32-14-2.
The Mariners cover 47.8% of the time away from home, having gone 11-12-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers cover 61.9% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 13-8-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a terrible Under choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 25-17-1.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/12/19 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (05/12)
05/10/19 3B Dylan Moore Wrist 10-day IL (05/10)
04/11/19 3B Kyle Seager Hand 60-day IL (03/17)
04/02/19 P Hunter Strickland Side 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Gerson Bautista Pectoral 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 10-day IL (03/17)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/18/19 P Drew Smyly Ankle is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs St. Louis Cardinals
05/15/19 SS Elvis Andrus Hamstring 10-day IL (05/15)
05/09/19 P Shawn Kelley Infection 10-day IL (05/06)
04/26/19 P Taylor Hearn Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 22-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.55 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 hitters and walked 101 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 463 base hits and 245 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 386. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.00.
As a team Seattle is hitting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Mariners hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mitch Haniger is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 42 hits this season in 182 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 124. Domingo Santana is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 182 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Mariners have 396 hits, including 85 doubles and 87 home runs. Seattle has walked 178 times so far this season and they have struck out 467 times as a unit. They have left 321 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 20-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.61, Mike Minor has a 4-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 141 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 413 base knocks and 220 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 176 hitters and struck out 320 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 5.00.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Rangers hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .391. He has 44 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 130. Nomar Mazara is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 37 hits in 148 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Rangers as a unit have 376 base hits, including 84 doubles and 67 homers. Texas has walked 168 times this year and they have struck out on 425 occasions. They have had 285 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.79 runs per game and totaled 249 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -145
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