Mariners vs. Rangers - 9/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (73-64) at Seattle Mariners (66-73)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
D Holland (3-1) (2.37) vs. Felix Hernandez (16-8) (3.65)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -141 / Texas Rangers +131 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners end a four-game series Thursday.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Rangers have lost four of their last six when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 160 hits and 73 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 101 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won eight of their last 12 road games. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Holland is 10-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Mariners have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 158 hits and 82 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 126 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight home games. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 16-8 with a 3.65 ERA and 167 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 15-21 with a 3.88 ERA and 260 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 7-2 in Hollands last 9 starts. The Mariners are 9-21 in their last 30 during game 4 of a series and 20-9 in Hernandezs last 29 home starts. The Rangers are 5-2 in Hollands last 7 starts vs. Mariners and the Mariners are 2-5 in Hernandezs last 7 home starts vs. Rangers.
On a short turnaround, it's always safer to go with the better pitcher. I like the Mariners here at home with Felx on the hill for the reasonable chalk.