Heading into game three of this AL West matchup, it will be Nathan Eovaldi on the mound for the Rangers (86-68, 49-31 home), facing off against the Mariners (84-70, 43-37 away) and Bryan Woo. Find out my prediction for today’s Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers game in Arlington.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS TEXAS RANGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +108
This game will be played at Globe Life Field at 2:35 ET on Sunday, September 24th.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE MARINERS:
- Over their last five games on the road, Seattle has a straight-up record of 3-2.
- As the favorite on the road, the Mariners’ win streak currently stands at three games.
- Nathan Eovaldi has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 5.40 over his last two starts.
SEATTLE MARINERS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
Looking to snap a two game losing streak, the Mariners are in 3rd place in the AL West. Seattle’s overall record sits at 84-70 while going 43-37 on the road and 41-33 at home, respectively. So far, they have played in 48 series, and have gone 26-20-2.
Bryan Woo takes the mound for Seattle with a 4-4 record. He has made 16 appearances this season, boasting an ERA of 3.90 and a K/9 of 9.15. His FIP is 3.87, while his OBP stands at .290.
Seattle is looking to Bryan Woo to help them secure another victory, as they were victorious the last time he took the mound. He pitched five innings, allowing three hits and no earned runs in their 5-0 win over the Athletics.
Over their last ten games, the Mariners are ranked 15th in the league in scoring at 4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.7 per contest puts them 11th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Seattle is 10th, with an OBP currently sitting at .322. The team’s collective batting average is .243 (14th).
Over the Mariners’ last five contests, Cal Raleigh has hit two home runs, pacing the team. He has accumulated a total of 30 round-trippers this season and is batting .234.
WILL THE TEXAS RANGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Throughout the season, the Rangers have taken advantage of playing at home, posting a series record of 14-8 at Globe Life Field. Their overall record of 86-68 puts Texas 1st in the AL West. Against the runline, their overall record is 83-71 and 45-35 at home. This year’s Rangers’ games have an over/under record of 82-66.
Nathan Eovaldi of the Texas Rangers has had a successful season thus far, boasting an impressive 11-4 record and 3.05 ERA. His road ERA stands at 3.22, while his home ERA is 5.12. The right-hander’s WHIP for the season is 1.10 and he has held opposing batters to a .214 average. Eovaldi has limited opponents to a slugging percentage of .352 as well.
Nathan Eovaldi was unable to secure the win in his last outing against the Red Sox, surrendering three runs and four hits. Despite this, the Rangers were able to prevail 6-4.
For the season, the Rangers’ offense is averaging 5.5 runs per game. Over their last ten games they have swung the bats well, sitting 3rd in the league in scoring, with a total of 58 runs. Overall, Texas’ team batting average is .266, putting them 2nd in the MLB.
Evan Carter has been a bright spot for the Rangers’ offense this season, as he leads the team with two home runs over their last five games. His overall total is three long balls, and he boasts a .325 batting average.