Rangers vs. Mariners - 6/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (31-23) at Texas Rangers (32-22)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
N Karns (5-1) (3.43) vs. M Perez (3-4) (3.12)
The Line: Texas Rangers +106 / Seattle Mariners -116 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers clash Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have allowed 34 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.65 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 64 hits, Kyle Seager has 39 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 11 home runs. Nathan Karns gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Karns is 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Texas Rangers offense has been consistent, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 64 hits, Adrian Beltre has 40 RBI and Nomar Mazara has nine home runs. Martin Perez takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Perez is 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 15-6 in their last 21 road games and 8-1 in Karns' last 9 starts. The Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 4-10 in Perezs last 14 starts. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Rangers are in one of their grooves right now to where they're hitting the ball well and gaining confidence. The Marners have been getting rocked the past few games. I'll take the hotter team at home for the plus money. There's value with Texas here.