Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 7/31/2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Wisler vs. Mike Minor
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (53-53, 4th in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (46-63, 5th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Mariners open this matchup at +140 while the Rangers are coming in at -150. The over/under is set at 9.
The Mariners have been a terrible pick for baseball bettors, having gone 46-63-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 50.0% of the time, going 53-53-0 straight up. The Rangers have been a strong option for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 18-10-0 SU. Seattle has gone 27-51-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 34.6% of the time.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a great Over bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 66-38-5.
The Mariners are covering 36.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 18-31-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers are covering 59.6% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 31-21-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a decent Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 50-54-2.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
7/28/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/28/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/28/2019 Dee Gordon 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/27/2019 Austin Adams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/27/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/26/2019 Tim Lopes 2B Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/26/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/24/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/12/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/8/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/28/2019 Danny Santana 2B Calf Probable for Jul 30
7/28/2019 Chris Martin RP Back Probable for Jul 30
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/22/2019 Shawn Kelley RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/13/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 46-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Wisler has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 425 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,022 base hits and 556 earned runs. They have allowed 185 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 338 batters and struck out 838. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.13.
As a team Seattle is hitting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Mariners hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 83 hits this season in 349 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .358 and an OPS+ of 81. Omar Narvaez is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 303 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Mariners have 910 hits, including 186 doubles and 174 home runs. Seattle has walked 393 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,061 times as a unit. They have left 740 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 541 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 53-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Mike Minor has a 8-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 136 strikeouts over the 135 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 113 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 988 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 368 hitters and struck out 906 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .321. He has 109 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 384 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 87. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 106 hits in 378 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Rangers as a unit have 910 base hits, including 206 doubles and 152 homers. Texas has walked 360 times this year and they have struck out on 1,063 occasions. They have had 689 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -150
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