Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+105) Rangers (-125)
Globe Life Park is the venue where Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers (6-9, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (7-11, 4th in AL West) on Wednesday. The Mariners open this game at +105 while the Rangers are priced at -125. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Taijuan Walker and Jordan Lyles.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/9/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/5/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/10/2020 Nick Goody RP Back Probable for Aug 11
8/9/2020 Danny Santana CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/7/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/4/2020 Greg Bird 1B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 7-11 overall record this season. Walker has thrown 542 innings and has accounted for 490 punchouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.00 (241 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has allowed 509 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 171 free passes. Walker (32-33 career record) holds a FIP of 4.28 while going up against 2,302 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.50 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 71 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 139 base hits and 100 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.18.
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As a team Seattle is hitting .230, good for 17th in the league. The Mariners hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Kyle Seager is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 19 hits this season in 64 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 162. Kyle Lewis is hitting .373 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 191 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Mariners have 139 hits, including 30 doubles and 17 home runs. Seattle has walked 59 times so far this season and they have struck out 160 times as a unit. They have left 118 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 76 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 6-9 overall mark this year. Lyles (44-61 record in his career) has earned a 5.11 earned run average and has given up 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 and he has faced 4,059 opposing batters in his career. In his MLB career, Lyles has given up 1,000 base knocks while he has totaled 704 K's in 920 frames. He has allowed 523 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.438 and a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.72 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 107 base knocks and 66 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 72 hitters and struck out 140 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.7 hits per contest. Todd Frazier comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .379. He has 16 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 152. Joey Gallo is hitting .220 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 11 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Rangers as a unit have 101 base hits, including 22 doubles and 12 homers. Texas has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 122 occasions. They have had 97 men left on base and have an OPS of .636. They have scored 3.4 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mariners (+105) and under 9 runs
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