Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners - 9/4/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Texas Rangers (13-23) at Seattle Mariners (15-22)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -115 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners face off in an American League West showdown at T-Mobile Park. These two squads have faced off six times so far this season with the Mariners winning four of the games.
The Rangers have struggled all season and the biggest issue has been with the offense. Coming into this game the Rangers have lost four of their last five games, and during that stretch they haven’t scored more than six runs. Joey Gallo has been the best Rangers player hitting seven home runs and driving in 16 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Mariners who have had a few days off with their last series against the A’s postponed. The Mariners have won two games in a row and each of those games the final score was 2-1. In three of the last four games the Mariners have scored only two runs. Kyle Seager has been the best player for the Mariners hitting five home runs and driving in 26 RBI’s.
The Rangers are 3-14 in their last 17 games overall.The Rangers are 3-12 in their last 15 games as an underdog. The Mariners are 4-11 in their last 15 games played on Friday.The over is 30-11-2 in the Mariners last 43 games as a favorite.The Mariners are 7-3 in their last ten games as a favorite.
Kyle Cody will get the start for the Rangers and coming into this game he has pitched 4.1 innings giving up only one hit and zero runs.
On the mound for the Mariners will be Yuesi Kikuchi who comes into this game with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 6.19.
Kikuchi has struggled this season and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be any better in this game. Look for the Rangers offense to run up the score in this game and they will have no issue coming away with the win. In terms of the total it's a lean to the over, but the play with the Rangers is a stronger play.