Mariners vs. Rangers - 9/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (83-57) at Seattle Mariners (71-68)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
D Holland (7-6) (4.57) vs. T Walker (4-10) (4.60)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners end their four-game series Thursday night.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Rangers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to tear the cover off the ball, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 160 hits, Rougned Odor has 81 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 26 home runs. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.57 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Holland is 12-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 124 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners haven’t won two straight games since August 19-20. The Mariners have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.22 and have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 171 hits, Kyle Seager has 88 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 35 home runs. Taijuan Walker takes the hill, and he’s 4-10 with a 4.60 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Walker is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 11-5 in their last 16 Thursday games and 4-1 in Hollands last 5 starts. The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in Walkers last 5 starts. The Rangers are 5-2 in Hollands last 7 road starts vs. Mariners.
The Mariners haven't won back-to-back games in about a month and the Rangers continue to tear the cover off the ball. In a game where the lines are so low, I have to side with the hotter team that consistently hits the ball.