Mariners vs. Rangers - 6/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (37-23) at Seattle Mariners (33-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
D Holland (5-4) (4.52) vs. H Iwakuma (4-5) (4.13)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -140 / Texas Rangers +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners begin a key three-game series late Friday night.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers offense has been red hot, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 72 hits, Adrian Beltre has 40 RBI and Nomar Mazara has 10 home runs. Derek Holland gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.53 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Holland is 12-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 121 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 11 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 73 hits, Kyle Seager has 40 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 15 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 8-5 with a 3.35 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. American League West and 2-6 in Hollands last 8 road starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Iwakumas last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rangers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I like the over in this spot, as both teams continue to put runs on the board with ease and are two of the better offensive teams in the league. This is a series that should feature a lot of crooked numbers. After all, the over is 6-2 in the last eight games between these two teams.