Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+103) Mariners (-113)
Joey Gallo and the Texas Rangers (10-14, 3rd in AL West) travel to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (8-19, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this matchup at +103 while the Mariners are coming in at -113. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jordan Lyles and Justus Sheffield.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/20/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/20/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/21/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/20/2020 Evan White 1B Knee Probable for Aug 21
8/20/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/18/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
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 10-14 overall record this season. Lyles has taken the hill for 930 innings and has totaled 710 punchouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 5.16 (533 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.442. He has conceded 1,013 base hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 328 free passes. Lyles (44-62 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.64 and he has faced 4,105 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 91 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 187 base hits and 116 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 204. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Texas is hitting .214, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Joey Gallo is hitting .218 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 17 hits this season in 78 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 145. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .211 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .366. The Rangers have 167 hits, including 37 doubles and 21 home runs. Texas has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 205 times as a unit. They have left 156 men on base and have a team OPS of .653. They score 3.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Sheffield (1-3 record in his career) has a 5.27 earned run average while surrendering 10.2 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 266 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. During his career, Sheffield has given up 66 base hits while he has tallied 55 punchouts in 58 innings. He has given up a total of 34 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.618 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.16 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 105 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.67. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 212 base knocks and 147 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 111 hitters and struck out 221 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 5.12.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Kyle Lewis comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .429. He has 34 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 166. J.P. Crawford is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 22 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .287. The Mariners as a unit have 193 base hits, including 37 doubles and 27 homers. Seattle has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 174 men left on base and have an OPS of .654. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners (-113)
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