Rangers vs. Mariners - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (55-64) at Texas Rangers (60-57)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Mike Montgomery (4-5) (4.14) vs. Derek Holland
The Line: Texas Rangers -126 / Seattle Mariners +116 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers play a rubber game Wednesday.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mariners have lost four of their last six when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 145 hits and 75 RBI while Robinson Cano and Austin Jackson have combined for 87 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight road games. Mike Montgomery gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.14 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This is Montgomery’s second career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last six. The Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 146 hits and 69 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 81 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won eight of their last 10 home games. Derek Holland takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and zero strikeouts this season. Holland is 9-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 97 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 8-17 in their last 25 during game 3 of a series and 0-7 in Montgomerys last 7 starts. The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Hollands last 5 starts. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Texas.
We're getting plus money against a pitcher who has been on the field just once this season, and that was in April. The Mariners at this price has to be the play.