Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 8/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 12:05 AM UTC
Location: Globe Life Field
Address: Arlington, TX
Latest Odds: SEA -155 ; O/U 9
TV Channel: FSSW

The Seattle Mariners open a three-game series on the road Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. Seattle is 63-56 following an 8-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Mariners and Seattle is third in the American League West eight games behind the first-place Houston Astros.

Ty France is batting .285 to lead Seattle and the infielder has a team-high .359 on-base percentage. Third baseman Kyle Seager is leading Seattle in home runs with 26 and RBIs with 74, while shortstop J. P. Crawford is the leader in hits with 118. On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners will send Tyler Anderson to the mound. The left-hander is 5-8 with an ERA of 4.24, 97 Ks and 27 BBs.

The Texas Rangers improved to 42-76 following a 7-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. DJ Peters hit two, two-run homers for the Rangers and Kolby Allard earned his first victory in the last two months. Texas won two out of three against the Athletics. However, the Rangers are last in the American League West 28 ½ games behind first-place Houston.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .260 to lead Texas and the third baseman has a team-high 122 hits. Rookie right fielder Adolis Garcia has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs to lead Texas in both categories, while Nathaniel Lowe is the leader in on-base percentage at .348. On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers will send Spencer Howard to the mound. The right-hander is 0-3 with an ERA of 5.61, 37 Ks and 19 BBs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Mariners last 6 on the road
  • Texas is 20-49 in its last 69
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Rangers last 8
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Free MLB Pick: Seattle Mariners -155

Although Seattle had its four-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, the Mariners are playing much better than the last-place Texas Rangers. The Mariners have won 17 of the last 23 head-to-head against Texas and Seattle has won each of its last five against a right-handed starter. Texas on the other hand has lost 49 of its last 69 overall . Final Score Prediction, Seattle Mariners win 7-5.

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