Rangers vs. Mariners - 6/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (31-22) at Texas Rangers (31-22)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
T Walker (2-5) (3.31) vs. Y Darvish (1-0) (1.80)
The Line: Texas Rangers -134 / Seattle Mariners +124 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Friday night at the Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 38 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Seattle Mariners offense is simply on fire right now, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 63 hits, Kyle Seager has 38 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 11 home runs. Taijuan Walker gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 3.31 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Walker is 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers offense has been rolling lately, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 60 hits, Adrian Beltre has 35 RBI and Nomar Mazara has nine home runs. Yu Darvish takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Darvish is 3-3 with a 4.47 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Walkers last 6 starts. The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Darvishs last 6 home starts. The Mariners are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Texas.
The Mariners are hitting the hell out of the ball but scoring 16 runs over and over again simply isn't going to happen. The Rangers have their ace back on the hill and he's looked decent in limited playing time this season. I'll side with the Rangers at home for the reasonable price.