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Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Monday May 20, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners +145 / Texas Rangers -167 -- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
RTNW, FSSW
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The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Monday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 49 hits and 37 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 86 hits and 43 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Leake is 1-2 with a 3.64 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 51 hits and 26 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 85 hits and 50 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 2.61 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Minor is 2-3 with a 4.21 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 14-6 in their last 20 vs. American League West, 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 1-5 in Leake's last 6 starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games, 1-8 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in Minor's last 10 starts vs. American League West. The Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Texas, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the Rangers are 1-4 in Minor's last 5 starts vs. Mariners. The under is 5-1 in Minor's last 6 starts overall. The over is 7-3 in Leake's last 10 starts overall.

The Seattle Mariners have won back-to-back games just twice since April 21. Leake is allowing a .285 batting average on the season and has given up 33 hits and 14 runs in 30.1 innings on the road. The Texas Rangers put together a few nice victories last week with the offense picking up, and Minor is a pitcher who has allowed four runs in his last 18 innings while striking out 17. At home in 28.2 innings this season, Minor is allowing a 1.88 ERA and .202 batting average. One win doesn't change much for me with the Mariners. I like the Texas Rangers to stay hot. 

Pick:
Texas Rangers -167

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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