Rangers vs Mariners Prediction - MLB Picks 5/8/23

Seattle Mariners (17-17) vs Texas Rangers (20-13)

Game Info: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:40 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Logan Gilbert (1-1) (4.01) vs Jon Gray (1-1) (4.40)

Betting Odds: Seattle Mariners -160 / Texas Rangers +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers will play the Seattle Mariners in Game 1 of their series on Monday night at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington.

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 20-13 this season and they have won six of their last eight games. Texas is coming off of a series win against the Angels, where they won two out of the three games. The Texas pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average this year. The Rangers offense has scored 221 runs with a .269 batting average and a .346 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .260 with nine home runs and 36 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Jon Gray, who is 1-1 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 30.2 innings pitched this season.

Mariners Preview

The Seattle Mariners are 17-17 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Seattle is coming off of a series win against Houston, where they won two out of three games. The Seattle pitching staff has a 3.49 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .229 opponent batting average. The Mariners offense has scored 148 runs with a .226 batting average and a .306 on base percentage this season. Jarred Kelenic is batting .298 with seven home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Mariners. The projected starting pitcher for Seattle is Logan Gilbert, who is 1-1 with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 33.2 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Texas is 6-2 in their last 8 games and 1-4 in their last 5 game one’s of a series. The over is 5-1 in Texas’ last 6 games. Seattle is 6-1 in their last 7 games and 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Seattle’s last 5 Monday games. Texas is 15-37 in these two teams last 52 head to head meetings.

Pick

Seattle has started the season slower than I thought they would, but they have played better recently and will be at home for this game. Texas is starting Jon Gray, who has allowed 10 earned runs over his last 16.2 innings pitched. The Mariners are starting Logan Gilbert, who has allowed 10 earned runs over his last 17 innings of work. Seattle has really struggled to hit the ball consistently this season, so I am taking the Rangers on the road here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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