Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-120) Mariners (+110)
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (10-15, 3rd in AL West) go to T-Mobile Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (9-19, 4th in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +110 while the Rangers are coming in at -120. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Mike Minor and Justin Dunn.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/22/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/22/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Calf Probable for Aug 22
8/22/2020 Ian Gibaut RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 22
8/22/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/20/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/22/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/21/2020 Evan White 1B Knee Probable for Aug 22
8/21/2020 Dylan Moore RF Wrist Probable for Aug 22
8/21/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 10-15 overall record this season. Minor (70-64 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.04 and he has gone up against 4,647 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.97 (493 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.228. He has conceded 1,050 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 324 walks. Minor has taken the mound for 1,119 innings and is sitting with 1,011 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the bullpen and they've struck out 97 hitters and walked 57 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 5.02. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 195 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 211. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Texas is hitting .213, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .211 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 15 hits this season in 71 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .366 and an OPS+ of 82. Joey Gallo is hitting .220 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 82 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Rangers have 173 hits, including 39 doubles and 22 home runs. Texas has walked 86 times so far this season and they have struck out 217 times as a unit. They have left 159 men on base and have a team OPS of .649. They score 3.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his career, Dunn has conceded 18 base knocks while he has accumulated 14 K's in 21 innings. He has allowed 15 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.792 and having a FIP of 7.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.70 and he has faced 102 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Dunn (1-1 record in his career) is the owner of a 6.37 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.95 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 110 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.61. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 218 base knocks and 151 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 233 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 25th in the league. The Mariners hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. J.P. Crawford comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .330. He has 23 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 99 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .283 with an OPS+ of 76. Kyle Lewis is hitting .354 this season and he has an OBP of .440. He has collected 35 hits in 99 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 176 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Mariners as a unit have 201 base hits, including 39 doubles and 28 homers. Seattle has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out on 249 occasions. They have had 180 men left on base and have an OPS of .659. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners (+110)
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