Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/4/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+105) Mariners (-115)
Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners (15-22, 3rd in AL West) host the Texas Rangers (13-22, 4th in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers priced at +105 and the Mariners are at -115. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Cody and Ljay Newsome.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/31/2020 Rougned Odor 2B Eye Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/30/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/28/2020 Danny Santana 1B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/24/2020 Jesse Chavez RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/20/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
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
9/1/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Out for the season
9/1/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Out for the season
8/31/2020 Dylan Moore RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/31/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Out for the season
8/31/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/31/2020 Matt Magill RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Out for the season
8/20/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 13-22 overall record this season. Cody (0-0 mark) sits with a FIP of 2.47 while going up against 16 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 0.00 and his WHIP is 0.976. He has given up 1 base knock (2.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 3 free passes. Cody has thrown 4 frames and has racked up 6 punchouts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 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 275 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 147 batters and struck out 310. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team Texas is hitting .211, good for 30th in the league. The Rangers hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Nick Solak is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 33 hits this season in 125 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 95. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .397. The Rangers have 239 hits, including 49 doubles and 29 home runs. Texas has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 296 times as a unit. They have left 219 men on base and have a team OPS of .631. They score 3.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 15-22 overall mark this year. Newsome has surrendered 6 hits while tallying 5 K's in 7 innings. He has given up a total of 2 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.857 and a FIP of 5.5. Newsome (0-0 mark) has earned a 2.57 ERA while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.37 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.38. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 289 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 308 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 23rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Kyle Seager comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .344. He has 35 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 129 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 126. J.P. Crawford is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 33 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .341. The Mariners as a unit have 281 base hits, including 56 doubles and 40 homers. Seattle has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 331 occasions. They have had 234 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 156 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (+105)
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