Mariners at Rangers - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (54-63) at Texas Rangers (58-57)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
T Walker (8-7) (4.60) vs. C Hamels (6-8) (3.86)
The Line: Texas Rangers -138 / Seattle Mariners +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers begin their series Monday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Mariners have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight road games. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 143 hits and 74 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 104 RBI. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he’s 8-7 with a 4.60 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Walker is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rangers have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 143 hits and 69 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 88 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won seven straight home games. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 6-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 150 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 1-2 with a 4.67 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record and 10-2 in Walkers last 12 starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games and 3-8 in their last 11 games as a favorite. The Mariners are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Texas and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Mariners just got rocked into another world against the Red Sox. That's good news with the way the Rangers are hitting right now. Add Hamels to the mix, and it's a win for the home team.