Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 10/1/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+114) Seattle (-135)
T-Mobile Park is where the Seattle Mariners (87-73) will go up against the Texas Rangers (89-71) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Texas at +114 and Seattle is at -135. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Cody Bradford and George Kirby.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are notching 5.5 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in baseball. They have accumulated 875 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .338. The Rangers have accrued 324 doubles as a team and have hit 233 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 839 RBI's and 1,457 base knocks over the course of the season, and their batting average is sitting at .263. Texas has a slugging rate of .455 and have struck out 1,391 times, while drawing a walk on 591 occasions.
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The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.32 for the season (19th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,335 hitters. Rangers pitchers have given up 197 home runs and 714 runs (16th in the league). They have walked 489 hitters and their FIP is 4.33 as a team over the course of the season. Texas has surrendered 1,319 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 681 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.27.
The Rangers have sent 462 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 267 runners so far this year with 31.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have recorded 30 saves this year and have blown 33 of 63 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save rate of 47.6% and has come into the game in 146 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 80 holds for the season (20th in the league). Rangers pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 161 times in addition to having 158 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have 4,258 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,412 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .990 which puts them in 2nd in professional baseball, and have 143 double plays. The Rangers have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,774 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in professional baseball.
Bradford has thrown 54 innings and has earned 49 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Bradford (4-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.56 and he has gone up against 228 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.30 (32 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.233. He has allowed 55 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 12 free passes.
Seattle has accounted for 209 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 726 runs batted in. They have recorded 283 two-baggers, while walking 546 times and scoring 756 runs. The Seattle Mariners have accounted for an OBP of .322 and a batting average of .243 on the season. The Mariners have a team SLG% of .415 and they tally 4.72 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,587 instances (2nd in the league) and have totaled 1,321 hits.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.189 with a FIP of 3.90 as a pitching staff this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.00 (1,434 strikeouts against 413 walks). They rank 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,288. They have yielded 184 dingers and they allow 4.11 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 653 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.75 (596 earned runs given up).
Seattle has called on relievers to enter the game in 63 save opportunities and they have walked away with 43 saves. They sit at 7th in the league with a save rate of 68.3%, and they have dispatched 541 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 180 times in high leverage situations and also on 148 occasions with runners on. Seattle relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.6% out of their 192 inherited runners. Sitting with 162 save situations, the Mariners have accumulated 96 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The Seattle Mariners have gotten 122 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (9th in the majors). The Mariners have accrued 1,367 assists, 73 errors and have accounted for 4,294 putouts for the season. Out of their 12,882 innings on the diamond, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (7th in professional baseball).
Kirby (20-15 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.43 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 7.27 and he has faced 1,279 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 120 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.119 and a FIP of 3.2. Thus far in his career, Kirby has allowed 311 base hits and he has 298 K's in 314 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+114)
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