Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-112) Mariners (+102)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners (8-18, 5th in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (10-13, 3rd in AL West) on Friday. The Rangers open this contest at -112 while the Mariners are priced at +102. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kolby Allard and Nick Margevicius.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/20/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/19/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Probable for Aug 20
8/19/2020 Ian Gibaut RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 21
8/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
8/12/2020 Nick Goody RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/30/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/20/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/20/2020 Evan White 1B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/18/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/18/2020 Justin Dunn SP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/16/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/15/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 10-13 overall record this season. Allard has taken the hill for 65 innings and has accumulated 49 punchouts in his career. His ERA is 5.94 (43 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.690. He has surrendered 83 hits (11.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 27 free passes. Allard (5-4 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.47 while going up against 307 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.44 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 85 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Texas allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 177 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 97 batters and struck out 195. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team Texas is hitting .214, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Todd Frazier is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 21 hits this season in 74 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 128. Nick Solak is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .387. The Rangers have 159 hits, including 36 doubles and 19 home runs. Texas has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 189 times as a unit. They have left 149 men on base and have a team OPS of .650. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 88 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 8-18 overall mark this year. Margevicius (2-7 mark in his career) has a 6.08 earned run average and has given up 10.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 and he has gone up against 318 hitters during his pro baseball career. During his career, Margevicius has surrendered 84 hits while he has tallied 53 K's in 71 innings pitched. He has allowed 48 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.477 and a FIP of 5.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.34 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 205 base knocks and 141 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 106 hitters and struck out 214 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 5.11.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 25th in the league. The Mariners hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Dylan Moore comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .381. He has 22 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 74 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 164. Kyle Seager is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 27 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Mariners as a unit have 189 base hits, including 36 doubles and 26 homers. Seattle has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 228 occasions. They have had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .663. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 102 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (-112)
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