Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/3/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+105) Texas (-125)

The Texas Rangers (35-20) welcome the Seattle Mariners (29-27) at Globe Life Field on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Seattle at +105 and Texas is coming in at -125. The betting total comes in at 9. The starting pitchers will be Marco Gonzales and Andrew Heaney.

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The Mariners have hit 96 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 61 balls out of the stadium. Seattle is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 541 times, while drawing a walk on 189 occasions. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in the league. They have 240 runs batted in and 428 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .228. They have accounted for 249 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .308.

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Their K/BB ratio is 3.59 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 47 long balls and also 225 runs (6th in the league). Seattle has relinquished 448 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and also 204 earned runs. The Mariners have compiled a team ERA of 3.64 for the year (3rd in MLB), and they have struck out 506 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 141 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.42 as a squad for the year.

Mariners bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 53 times in addition to having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 33 holds so far this year (7th in MLB). The Mariners relievers have earned a save rate of 60.9% and has come into the game in 57 save situations. They have compiled 14 saves over the course of the season and have blown 9 of their 23 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 64 base runners over the course of the season and 29.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Mariners have dispatched 192 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.

The San Francisco Giants have 1,514 putouts on the year, as well as 489 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which ranks 6th in pro baseball, and have 34 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,542 innings, which ranks them 12th in MLB.

Gonzales has taken the hill for 893 frames and is sitting with 665 strikeouts thus far in his career. Gonzales (65-49 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.40 while he has faced 3,769 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.14 (411 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.289. He has allowed 913 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 238 free passes.

The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .450 and they average 6.29 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have recorded 112 doubles, while getting a free base 183 times and recording 346 runs. Texas has tallied 71 HRs so far this season to go along with 332 RBIs. They have struck out on 484 occasions (18th in the league) and have notched a total of 522 hits. The Texas Rangers have a team on-base percentage of .340 in addition to a batting average of .272 for the season.

The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.197 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.88 as a team on the year. They sit at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 429. The Texas pitching staff have given up 215 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.68 (199 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 8.40 (454 strikeouts against 153 free passes). They have allowed 52 homers and they allow 3.98 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball).

With 47 save situations, the Rangers have 28 holds and also 8 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 18 save chances and they have tallied 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 38 times in high leverage situations in addition to 51 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.5% out of their 87 inherited runners. They rank 23rd in baseball holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 147 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.

In their 4,377 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (6th in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 49 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (14th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 476 assists, 25 errors and have accounted for 1,459 putouts so far this season.

Heaney (40-45 career mark) is the owner of a 4.50 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.72 and he has gone up against 3,221 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 381 ER’s while earning a WHIP of 1.238 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. Thus far in his career, Heaney has allowed 724 base hits while he has accumulated 815 punch outs in 762 innings pitched.

Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?

Parlay’s Pundit’s Pick: Take Texas (-125) and under 9 runs

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