Mariners vs. Rangers - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (38-24) at Seattle Mariners (34-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Hamels (5-1) (3.32) vs. W Miley (6-2) (5.27)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -115 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners play a rubber game Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 74 hits, Adrian Beltre has 40 RBI and Nomar Mazara has 10 home runs. Cole Hamels gets the nod, and he’s 5-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has also been hot, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 74 hits, Nelson Cruz has 43 RBI and Kyle Seager has 11 home runs. Wade Miley takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 5.27 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Miley is 1-3 with a 5.58 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 Sunday games and 19-7 in Hamels' last 26 starts. The Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and 8-1 in Mileys last 9 starts. The Rangers are 4-0 in Hamels' last 4 starts vs. Mariners.
The Rangers have been the far more consistent team over the last month or so, and they have the pitching advantage here with Holmes on the mound. Hard not to take Texas and the plus money.