Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Moneyline Pick
- Updated: April 27, 2014
Time: 4:10 PM EST Sunday April 27, 2014 ROOT
Location: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Mariners host the Texas Rangers in an AL West match up.
In their last games: In Game 2 of this 3-game series yesterday the Rangers beat the Mariners 6-3.
In yesterday’s game the Rangers banged out 11 hits and scored 3 runs combined in the 8th and 9th inning.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams in Seattle the Over record is 6-0-2.
The Rangers are 9-1 in Matt Harrison’s last 10 starts against the Mariners.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Mariners in Seattle.
The Mariners are 1-9 in Brandon Maurer’s last 10 starts.
Pitching Match Up
Texas Rangers: Matt Harrison (0-0 0.00 ERA)
Seattle Mariners: Brandon Maurer (0-0, 2.08 ERA)
Money Line: Rangers +100 / Mariners -110
Run Line: Seattle -1.5 +175
Total Line: 7.5 Under (-120)
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Texas Rangers: 15-9 SU / O/U 12-11 / Run Line W/L 10-14
Seattle Mariners: 9-14 SU / O/U 11-11 / Run Line W/L 12-11
Key Betting Trends
• TEX is 9-2 in their last 11 overall.
• TEX is 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• TEX has an Over record of 7-1-1 in their last 9 games.
• SEA is 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
• SEA is 2-9 in their last 11 overall.
• SEA has an Over record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
Key Player Injuries
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B D.L. Apr 25 back Out indefinitely
Pedro Figueroa RP D.L. Apr 23 elbow 2015
Shin-Soo Choo OF Out Apr 21 ankle Day-to-day
Jim Adduci OF D.L. Apr 19 finger Late May
Tanner Scheppers SP D.L. Apr 18 elbow Out indefinitely
Joe Saunders SP D.L. Apr 7 ankle Late April?
Jurickson Profar 2B D.L. Mar 30 shoulder Early June?
Geovany Soto C D.L. Mar 30 knee June?
Engel Beltre OF D.L. Mar 28 leg Out indefinitely
Derek Holland SP D.L. Mar 3 knee surgery Mid-2014
Joseph Ortiz RP D.L. Feb 14 Late May?
Blake Beavan SP D.L. Apr 16 shoulder Out indefinitely
Logan Morrison OF Out Apr 14 hamstring Early May?
James Paxton SP D.L. Apr 9 shoulder Late May?
Taijuan Walker SP D.L. Mar 29 shoulder Out indefinitely
Hisashi Iwakuma SP D.L. Mar 29 finger Early May?
Franklin Gutierrez OF D.L. Feb 13 hamstring Out indefinitely
Not much to choose from here at first glance with the home team losers in 9 of the last 10 games that Brandon Maurer has started and the road team Rangers starting a pitcher who hasn’t pitched in the majors in 1 year and 19 days. A closer look shows that Harrison pitched very well in his last rehab outing going 8 shutout innings on only 86 pitches and may carry that over to this game. Also, Texas unlike Seattle who has lost 8 of 10 has won 8 of their last 10. It’s not a lot to go on, but we get the better team with arguably the pitcher who has the best shot at success for a very small price.
Take Texas -105