One of the things that we are going to see on Wednesday, which just happens to be trade deadline day in the MLB, is that we are going to see some potential issues with pitching. By that, we mean that players who are scheduled to start might end up getting pulled if they are shipped out before the 4 PM EST deadline hits. If you take a look at the pitching match-ups for today, you will see that there are some “undecided” spots on that schedule, which suggests that a move might be ready to go down.
One match-up that is a little surprising is in this game, as no player had received more press about a potential move than Texas Rangers starting pitcher Mike Minor. The fact that he is scheduled to start today against the Seattle Mariners suggests that he will be staying in Texas, but this is one I would keep an eye on before you make your wagers for this game. The Rangers are favorites at the latest MLB Odds.
How to Bet Mariners vs Rangers MLB Spread & Expert Pick
- When: Wednesday, July 31 at 7:10 PM EST
- Where: Globe Life Park, Arlington
- Starting Pitchers: Undecided vs. Minor
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: 105.3 The Fan
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Spread: Texas Rangers -1.5 (Total 10.5)
Why bet on the Seattle Mariners?
One of the most confounding teams in the league this season has been the Seattle Mariners. They came out of the gate at the start of the season at an alarmingly good pace, but that did not last for long. The Mariners imploded rather quickly, falling down the standings in a big way.
They have remained at the bottom of the AL West for a while now, posting a record of 47-63. Seattle is now on a run that looks a lot like the one at the start of the season, coming into this one on a 6-game winning streak that has taken them to 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Mariners are sitting at 21-31 SU on the road this season while going 25-25 ATS away from home. At time of writing, the Mariners have not announced the starter for this one.
- Runs: 4.96
- Hits: 8.35
- Walks: 3.61
- Strike Outs: 9.73
- Runs: 5.80
- Hits: 9.38
- Walks: 3.10
- Strike Outs: 7.69
Why bet on the Texas Rangers?
For a moment, it looked as though the Rangers were going to make a serious run at the playoffs, moving up into second in the AL West, closing the gap opened up by the Houston Astros in a big way. Much like the Mariners, though, that positive run proved to be short-lived, with the fallout of their demise being the talk about Mike Minor potentially being shipped out.
The Rangers come into this one on a 3-game losing skid, which includes an 8-5 loss to the Mariners in the opening game of this series. Overall, Texas has an 8-6 lead in the season series, while also having a respectable 31-22 record at home. It is Mike Minor (8-6, 3.00 ERA) who is scheduled to get the start here.
- Runs: 5.28
- Hits: 8.59
- Walks: 3.40
- Strike Outs: 10.03
- Runs: 5.29
- Hits: 9.31
- Walks: 3.47
- Strike Outs: 8.55
Mariners vs Rangers MLB Betting Trends
- Mariners are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Seattle’s last 18 games played on a Wednesday
- Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’ last 6 games at home
- Rangers are 8-6 against SEATTLE this season
- 7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Mariners vs Rangers
If it is indeed Minor who stays in Texas and gets the start here, then the Rangers suddenly look like a very good bet. I am going under the assumption that he will start, which is why I will take Texas in this one.
Score: Seattle Mariners 3 – Texas Rangers 5