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Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers - 5/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers (23-34) at Seattle Mariners (33-21)
Date & Time Wednesday May 30, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners -220 / Texas Rangers +203 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
RTNW, FSSW
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MLB | Texas Rangers (23-34) at Seattle Mariners (33-21)
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The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Texas Rangers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Texas Rangers have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with 57 hits and 34 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Jurickson Profar have combined for 96 hits and 50 RBI. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 7.99 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Moore is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look to avoid back-to-back losses for just the second time this season. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 17 games. The Seattle Mariners have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 72 hits and 35 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 109 hits and 52 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 2-4 with a 5.10 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 2-4 in their last 6 road games and 0-4 in Moores last 4 starts vs. American League West. The Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 home games, 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 7-2 in Paxtons last 9 starts. The Mariners are 2-5 in Paxtons last 7 starts vs. Rangers and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle.

Moore has been blasted all season long, as he's allowed 40 runs in 41.2 innings of work and is giving up a .344 batting average. A whole lot of no. Paxton has allowed three or less runs in each of his last six starts and has an ERA of 1.42 in 38 innings in the month of May. This pitching matchup may be the most lopsided of the entier Wednesday card. The Mariners have also lost back-to-back games just once this month. Steep price, so I'll take the RL to add some value to this bet. 

Pick:
Seattle Mariners -1.5

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