Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/12/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/12/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners (7-12) at Texas Rangers (7-9)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Taijuan Walker (1-2) (5.79) vs. Jordan Lyles (1-1) (5.56)

The Line: Texas Rangers -125 / Seattle Mariners +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Globe Life Field.

The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Mariners have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 25 hits and 13 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 40 hits and 23 RBI. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Walker is 2-2 with a 4.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Rangers are 5-2 this season when scoring four or more runs. Todd Frazier leads the Rangers with 17 hits and five RBI while Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Nick Solak have combined for 31 hits and nine RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Lyles is 1-2 with a 4.78 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

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The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 15-36 in their last 51 vs. American League West and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 10-4 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 7-0-1 in Mariners last 8 road games. The over is 8-3 in Rangers last 11 overall.

I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams or these starting pitchers. Walker has allowed 11 hits and nine runs in 14 innings, while Lyles has allowed nine hits and seven runs in 11.1 innings. The Texas Rangers offense has also picked up production over the last week. Instead of getting involved on the side, I'm going to go with the over nine runs, as we should see some fireworks between these two pitchers.

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Randy’s Pick Over 9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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