Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/5/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+130) Mariners (-141)
J.P. Crawford and the Seattle Mariners (15-22, 3rd in AL West) host the Texas Rangers (13-23, 4th in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Saturday. The Rangers open this game at +130 while the Mariners are coming in at -141. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Gibson and Justus Sheffield.
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
9/4/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/1/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Out for the season
8/31/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Out for the season
8/31/2020 Matt Magill RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/31/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/27/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Out for the season
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
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 13-23 overall record this season. Gibson (68-72 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.40 while he has faced 4,866 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.58 (572 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.415. He has given up 1,184 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 408 free passes. Gibson has taken the ball for 1,125 innings and has earned 879 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 146 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 287 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 318. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Texas is hitting .211, good for 30th in the league. The Rangers hold a .343 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 34 hits this season in 121 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .388 and an OPS+ of 99. Nick Solak is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 129 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Rangers have 247 hits, including 52 doubles and 30 home runs. Texas has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 308 times as a unit. They have left 226 men on base and have a team OPS of .633. They score 3.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 131 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 15-22 overall mark this year. Sheffield (2-4 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 5.35 earned run average while giving up 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.00 and he has faced 314 opposing hitters in his MLB career. In his MLB career, Sheffield has given up 76 base knocks while earning 66 K's in 69 innings. He has surrendered a total of 41 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.580 and having a FIP of 4.2. 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 7th 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 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 22nd 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. J.P. Crawford comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .342. He has 33 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .341 with an OPS+ of 94. Kyle Seager is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 35 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .465. 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 (+130)
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