Mariners vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 8, 2023

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Mariners vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (20-13) and Leody Taveras, coming off a four-hit game, are underdogs (+151) on the moneyline and will look to upset the Seattle Mariners (17-17) on Monday at 9:40 PM ET on ROOT Sports NW.

Logan Gilbert takes the mound for Seattle while Jon Gray is Texas’ starter for the contest.

Mariners vs. Rangers Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -175
  • Rangers odds to win: +151
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Rangers?

Mariners and Rangers Betting Trends

The Mariners have gone 12-10 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 54.5% of those games).

Seattle has played in four games as moneyline favorites with odds of -175 or shorter and won each of them.

The Rangers have been underdogs in 14 games this season and won nine (64.3%) of those contests.

This season, Texas has won one of its three games when it’s the underdog by at least +151 on the moneyline.

In the 34 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Mariners, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 17 times (17-15-2).

Games involving the Rangers have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 21 of 33 chances this season.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners are the 20th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.4 runs per game (148 total).

Seattle averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 20th in MLB play with 36 total home runs .

The Mariners’ .225 batting average ranks 28th in MLB.

Seattle strikes out 9.7 times per game, the fourth-worst mark in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Mariners has a collective nine K/9, which ranks 12th in MLB.

Seattle’s 3.52 team ERA ranks sixth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking second with 221 total runs this season.

Texas’ 46 home runs rank seventh in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers have a team batting average of .268 this season, which ranks fourth among MLB teams.

Texas ranks 13th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

The Rangers have an 8.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 24th in the majors.

Texas has pitched to a 3.79 ERA this season, which ranks 10th in baseball.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

Gilbert gets the start for the Mariners, his seventh of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.01 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched.

Jarred Kelenic leads Seattle in batting average (.298) and home runs (seven) this season, while also chipping in with 16 RBI.

Ty France has 33 hits and an OBP of .352 to go with a slugging percentage of .365 this season.

Julio Rodriguez has collected 29 base hits, an OBP of .286 and a slugging percentage of .410 this season.

J.P. Crawford has collected 25 hits this season and has an OBP of .378. He’s slugging .346 on the year.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Gray (1-1) will take the mound for the Rangers, his seventh start of the season.

Marcus Semien is batting .286 with nine doubles, five home runs and 20 walks.

Adolis Garcia’s nine home runs and 36 RBI are both team-highs.

Jonah Heim has a team-high batting average of .310.

Nate Lowe is batting .262 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 16 walks.

Mariners and Rangers Injuries

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Easton McGee: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Penn Murfee: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor), J.P. Crawford: day-to-day (Undisclosed)

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Travis Jankowski: day-to-day (Hamstring)

Mariners vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 5, Mariners 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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