Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Free ATS Experts Prediction 5–5–2017
Free MLB Prediction by ATS Expert Scott Riley
Date: May 5, 2017 | Game Time: 10:10 pm
MLB Odds: Mariners +115, 7.5
Texas Rangers (12–17) vs Seattle Mariners (13–16)
Starting Pitchers: Yu Darvish (R) 3–2, 3.03 ERA, 1.06 WHIP (TEX) v. Yovani Gallardo (R) 1–3, 5.08 ERA, 1.55 WHIP (SEA)
Tonight’s matchup features two teams that are heading in opposite directions: the Texas Rangers have lost 7 of their last 10 games travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners, winners of 6 of the last 10 games. Both teams are struggling to keep up with the Houston Astros in the AL West as the Rangers are looking up from the bottom of the division behind by 7.0 games while the Mariners are in 3rd place behind by 6.0 games.
Texas has been struggling at the plate and on the mound, a bad combination for a baseball team that has postseason aspirations. A big concern for the Rangers is they are just 2–15 this season when allowing more than three runs. The Rangers miss Adrian Beltre’s bat and hope to have him back this month to add a boost to this lineup. Texas doesn’t have a single batter hitting over .300 and they currently rank 28th in the league with a .223 team batting average but they do rank near the top with 43 home runs.
Darvish is 5–3 with a 4.45 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 34 hits and 27 RBI while Robinson Cano and Mitch Haniger have combined for 57 hits and 37 RBI.
Seattle is hitting .251 as a team which ranks them 12th in MLB. Taking the mound for the Mariners tonight is Yovani Gallardo who is (1–3) with a 5.08 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 0–1 with a 6.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Mariners are 1–4 in Gallardo’s last 5 starts.
Darvish has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his last five starts while Gallardo has given up at least 3 runs in four of his five starts. Gallardo has a 6.55 ERA at home compared to Yu Darvish who boasts a 2.92 ERA on the road. I think Darvish can silence the Mariners bats in this one which is why I like this game to go Under 8.5 runs.