It should be fun as a dynamite pitching matchup will take center stage as the Seattle Mariners host the Texas Rangers. Get your MLB odds at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Mariners come into this game fresh off a weekend sweep of the Colorado Rockies. They still sit 7.5 games back of the Rangers, but may be showing signs of turning their season around. They are just 7-8 at home this season. Their pitching staff has actually been pretty good as a whole as the staff has a 3.98 ERA which is actually a pretty decent number for the American League. Felix Hernandez will get the start and the ace is having another great season striking out 61 batters in 62 innings pitched. He is also pitching to a 3.02 ERA which is solid as well.
The Rangers are coming off losing a series this weekend to the Astros and are actually just 5-5 in their last 10 games. Josh Hamilton is playing lights out as is evident by the fact that he is hitting .389 so far this season and he is emerging as a MVP candidate to say the least. Yu Darvish will make the start tonight for the Rangers. So far in his first season in MLB Darvish has struck out 58 batters in 52 innings and is pitching to a sparkling 2.60 ERA.
Seattle is 4-1 in their last five home games, 2-6 in their last eight games against a right handed starter, and 1-4 in Hernandez’s last five home starts. Texas is 21-6 in their last 27 road games against a team with a losing record, 76-31 in their last 107 games as a favorite, and 7-1 in Darvish’s last eight starts. Seattle is 0-4 in Darvish’s last four starts against the Rangers.
We like the Rangers offense vs. Hernandez way more than we like Seattle vs. Darvish so we like the Rangers which is a pick against the Mariners offense more than anything else at online sportsbooks.