Rangers vs. Mariners - 8/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (55-63) at Texas Rangers (59-57)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
H Iwakuma (4-2) (3.86) vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-4) (4.22)
The Line: Texas Rangers +111 / Seattle Mariners -121 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers play game Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 23 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. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 144 hits and 74 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 102 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have lost four of their last five road games. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 7-3 with a 3.50 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Rangers have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 145 hits and 69 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 81 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won eight straight home games. Chi Chi Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.22 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 13-5 in Iwakumas last 18 road starts. The Rangers are 7-0 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 9-3 in their last 12 games as an underdog. The Mariners are 4-0 in Iwakumas last 4 starts vs. Rangers.
The Rangers are on a solid roll and have won eight straight games on their home field. Hard to ignore the plus money in this situation. Give me the Rangers.