Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 7:05 PM (Globe Life Park in Arlington)

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The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Saturday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Seattle Mariners look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 113 hits and 69 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 207 hits and 83 RBI. The Seattle Mariners didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 136 hits and 60 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Danny Santana have combined for 239 hits and 112 RBI. Brock Burke gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 0.75 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Burke’s first career game against the Mariners.

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The Mariners are 17-37 in their last 54 road games, 5-11 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 5-16 in their last 21 Saturday games. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass and 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Mariners are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Texas. The under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall.

Burke has just 12 innings under his belt for his career, but he's been sharp in both games, allowing a .150 batting average and a .452 OPS. Getting a lot of ground balls and making some batters miss, you have to be pleased with what you've seen from Burke in a small sample size. These are two teams I'm not looking to bet on overall in the final month of the season, but the Rangers are at home and seem to have a decent young arm on the hill. Give me the Rangers if forced to pick.

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Randy’s Pick Texas Rangers

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

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