Already leading the series 1-0, the Mariners (86-73, 43-35 home) are sending Bryan Woo to the mound to take on the Rangers (89-70, 39-39 away) and Nathan Eovaldi. See who I like to come out on top in this AL West matchup between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners in Seattle.
TEXAS RANGERS VS SEATTLE MARINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Rangers +105
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 10:10 ET on Friday, September 29th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS RANGERS:
- In their last ten games, the Rangers have a record of 7-3.
- Texas has the leg up over the Mariners so far this year at 8-2.
- In Nathan Eovaldi’s five most recent starts, the Rangers are 3-0.
TEXAS RANGERS HAVE BEEN GOOD AGAINST THE AL WEST
Texas’ overall record currently stands at 89-70, placing them 1st in the AL West. The Rangers will look to extend their current series winning streak to 51 and have an overall series record of 29-19-2. At home, Texas is 50-31 and 39-39 on the road.
Rangers starter Nathan Eovaldi has had a successful season thus far, boasting an impressive 12-4 record in 24 appearances. His ERA stands at 3.26, while his K/9 is 8.13 and FIP is 3.72. Additionally, he has held opponents to a .284 OBP.
The Rangers earned a victory in Nathan Eovaldi’s most recent start, besting the Mariners 9-8. The right-hander pitched five frames, giving up six hits and five earned runs to earn the win.
The Rangers have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 24 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 1st best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in home runs and 2nd in slugging percentage. Overall, Texas is averaging 5.5 runs per game (3rd).
Adolis García leads the Rangers in home runs this season with 39 and is also the team’s RBI leader, having driven in 107 runs. His slugging percentage for 2023 stands at an impressive .513.
WILL THE SEATTLE MARINERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Leading up to today’s game, the Mariners are 3rd in the AL West on a record of 86-73. Overall, they have played in 50 different series, going 26-22-2. When playing above .500 teams, the Mariners are 86-73, and currently hold win percentages of 55.1% at home and 53.1% on the road.
Bryan Woo takes the mound for Seattle with a 4-5 record. He has made 17 appearances this season, posting an ERA of 4.39 and a K/9 of 9.43. His FIP is also 4.39, while his OBP is .296.
Bryan Woo and the Mariners were unable to come away with a win in their last game, as Woo allowed six runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers. Despite this setback, the 2023 season has been a successful one for Woo thus far.
Having gone deep 11 times in their last ten games, the Mariners are 8th in that span. At 4.7 runs per game, Seattle is 11th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .243 while hitting a total of 206 home runs (11th).
Cal Raleigh’s season-long batting average of .237 and slugging percentage of .466 have been key contributors to the Seattle offense this year. Over the team’s last ten games, Raleigh has been on fire, leading the Mariners in hits and batting an impressive .291.