Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers - 8/21/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers - 8/21/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers (10-14) at Seattle Mariners (8-18)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Kolby Allard (0-1) (5.25) vs. Nick Margevicius (0-1) (3.14)

The Line: Seattle Mariners +102 / Texas Rangers -112 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Texas Rangers need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Rangers have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 22 hits and nine RBI while Todd Frazier and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 41 hits and eight RBI. Kolby Allard gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Allard’s second career game against the Mariners.

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The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Mariners are 0-15 this season when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 34 hits and 17 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 50 hits and 28 RBI. Nick Margevicius gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Margevicius’ first career game against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-11 in their last 15 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 games as a road favorite and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 2-7 in their last 9 Friday games and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 overall. The under is 12-5 in Mariners last 17 home games. 

Kolby Allard has allowed seven runs and 12 hits through 12 innings this season, and he hasn't had much success getting ground balls. Nick Margevicius has allowed five runs and 11 hits in 14.1 innings this season, and he's allowed just two runs in his last 6.1 innings. The Seattle Mariners have an edge on the mound based on what we've seen up to this point and with both teams piling up the losses, I give them the advantage here at home with the plus money. I'm not laying juice with the Rangers on the road riding a five-game losing streak.

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Randy’s Pick Seattle Mariners +102

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