Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers MLB Tips 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Wisler vs. Brock Burke
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (65-70, 3rd in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (57-78, 5th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The odds on this game have the Mariners coming in at +105 and the Rangers are at -115. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Mariners have been solid for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 57-78-0 SU. The Rangers cover 48.1% of the time, going 65-70-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been an awful Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 78-52-5.
Seattle covers 40.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 26-38-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 57.6% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 38-28-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 60-71-4.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/26/2019 Domingo Santana LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/25/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Out for the season
8/23/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/28/2019 Adrian Sampson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/27/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/26/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/25/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/19/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 57-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Wisler has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 46 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 544 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 541 hitters and walked 243 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,263 base hits and 671 earned runs. They have allowed 229 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 1,030. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.09.
As a team Seattle is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Mariners hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 85 hits this season in 398 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 118. Omar Narvaez is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 369 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Mariners have 1,102 hits, including 221 doubles and 211 home runs. Seattle has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,311 times as a unit. They have left 901 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 656 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 65-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.75, Brock Burke has a 0-1 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 510 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 495 batters and walked 218 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,251 base knocks and 652 earned runs this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 475 hitters and struck out 1,151 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .315. He has 136 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 494 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 80. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 125 hits in 471 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Rangers as a unit have 1,138 base hits, including 251 doubles and 186 homers. Texas has walked 451 times this year and they have struck out on 1,340 occasions. They have had 898 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 669 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers (-115)
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