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Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (53-53) at Texas Rangers (50-54)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

Felix Hernandez (5-4) (4.08) vs. C Hamels (5-1) (3.97)

The Line: Texas Rangers -120 / Seattle Mariners +110 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southwest, ROOT-Northwest

The Seattle Mariners go on the road to face the Texas Rangers in Monday MLB baseball.

The Seattle Mariners need a long hot streak to solidify their position for a Wild Card. The Mariners have been playing well with wins in five of seven after a 9-1 victory versus the visiting Mets on Sunday. M’s starter James Paxton continued to throw the ball well with six scoreless frames where he struck out eight to up his record to 11-3. Seattle totaled 12 hits and three bases on balls with Nelson Cruz going deep, driving in three and scoring twice Leonys Martin went solo. Danny Espinosa and Ben Gamel each drove in a run and Gamel scored twice as nine Mariners reached base.  Felix Hernandez is scheduled to take the mound at the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Hernandez did not get a decision in a 6-5 win versus the Boston Red Sox last time out with four runs given up on four hits and two bases on balls  over 5.2 frames.

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers have had some trouble stringing together wins and that can’t happen if the team wants a Wild Card. The Rangers hot streak will wait another day to start following a 10-6 loss to visiting Baltimore on Sunday. Texas starter Martin Perez was hit hard with eight runs given up on nine hits and a pair of bases on balls through 4.1 innings pitched to fall to 5-9. The Rangers logged seven hits and three walks with Nomar Mazara going deep and scoring two times while Rougned Odor went deep twice and knocked in five followed by Adrian Beltre with a pair of runs. The Texas Rangers kick off their series versus the Seattle Mariners with left hander Cole Hamels on the bump. Hamels comes in off of a 10-4 victory versus the Miami Marlins where he was charged with four runs on six hits and two BB  over six frames.

Seattle are 8-1 in their last 9 Monday games and the under is 6-2 in Seattle last 8 road games while the under is 8-3-2 in Seattle last 13 Monday games. Texas are 2-8 in their last 10 games on grass and the under is 6-2-1 in Texas last 9 home games while the over is 7-1-2 in Hamels' last 10 home starts. Seattle are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Texas and Seattle are 7-2 in Hernandez’s last 9 starts versus Texas.

Hamel does well at home which is a slight advantage in an even match up…

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