Texas Rangers (66-92) at Seattle Mariners (86-72)
|Date & Time||Thursday September 27, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -185 / Texas Rangers +155 --- Over/Under: 9
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Texas Rangers could use a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have lost eight straight games when scoring four or less runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 145 hits and 62 RBI while Jurickson Profar and Nomar Mazara have combined for 253 hits and 153 RBI. Ariel Jurado gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 6.66 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Jurado’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 175 hits and 62 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 314 hits and 126 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 13-9 with a 4.12 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 3-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 3-10 in their last 13 road games, 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League West and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 1-6 in Gonzales' last 7 starts. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Texas Rangers continue to get rocked nightly and it's been no different for Jurado, who is allowing a .317 batting average on the season and a .324 batting average on the road. Gonzales just allowed one hit against these Rangers in six innings, and he's given up a combined four runs in his last 16 innings. I've been fading the Mariners for much of the second half, but the pitching matchup gives them a nice size advantage and backing the Rangers simply isn't an option. I'll take the Mariners and the RL to increase the value of the bet.