Upcoming Free Picks

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners,
5-16-2018 - Prediction & Preview

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#913 Texas
Rangers 9
#914 Seattle
Mariners -105

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3:40pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Texas Rangers
B. COLON

16 - 27

1
W's
1
L's
3.52
ERA
0.94
WHIP

Seattle Mariners
C. BERGMAN

24 - 17

0
W's
0
L's
0
ERA
0
WHIP

Betting Trends

All MLB

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for MLB.

Texas and Seattle wrap things up on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. They have a quick two-game stint that begins on Tuesday. The Mariners will come in a bit stunned with the news that star player Robinson Cano will be out for 80 games after taking a banned substance.

Beltre could be out for the two-game set against Mariners

Texas has a lot of problems putting up offense in Houston. They scored one run in each contest, which was enough for a 1-0 opening series win, but lost the other two in identical 6-1 margins. Third baseman Adrian Beltre (.314 avg) is doubtful for Tuesday’s game with a hamstring injury and could potentially miss both games.

Probable starter: Right-hander Bartolo Colon (1-1, 3.32 ERA)

Colon had a no-decision in his prior start against Detroit on May 9th. He gave up two earned runs (plus one unearned) on six hits through five innings of work. His pitching ratio has been amazing this season, converting at 29 strikeouts to just 4 walks. He hasn’t been allowing very many runs either, quite a feat for somebody that’s been in the league since 1997.

Mariners prepare for a summer without Cano

Cano accepted the suspension that was given to him before the season on Tuesday afternoon from the MLB. While he claims that he’s never taken a performance-enhancing drug, he should have been more aware of treatment he received from a licensed doctor from the Dominican Republic, which contained a banned substance called Furosemide.

Probable starter: To be announced

Not only will the Mariners be looking for replacements for Cano, but they still have to find a starter for Wednesday afternoon. Left-hander Marco Gonzales (3-3, 5.31 ERA) would be the next guy up after Mike Leake, but he had to pitch in a double-header on Saturday afternoon. Seattle starters are pitching a 3.98 ERA over their last 10 games.

Trends

Rangers are:

  • Not available

Mariners are:

  • 2-6 in their last 8 games on Wednesday
  • 1-5 in their last 6 games against right-handed starters

With Seattle needing a substitution on the mound for Wednesday afternoon, this could go the way of the road team, especially with how well Colon has been dealing recently.

Pick: TEX

Brian Spaen

Blogging journeyman and sports handicapper. His passion for statistics, analyzing team reports, and watching multiple hours of sports daily gives him an edge for picking who will beat the spread. Also writes about technology and video games. Hobbies include enjoying life in the big city, spending way too much time on YouTube, and discovering new craft beer and whisky.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Bank the Bet Podcast
Tuesday, Oct 23
NCAAF
#101 Troy -12.5
#102 South Alabama 55.5
8:00pm
View Pick
NBA
#703 Los Angeles Clippers 234
#704 New Orleans Pelicans -6
8:05pm
View Pick
#705 Sacramento Kings 227
#706 Denver Nuggets -11.5
9:05pm
View Pick
MLB
#901 Los Angeles Dodgers 7.5
#902 Boston Red Sox -140
8:05pm
View Pick
NHL
#51 Florida -110
#52 N.Y. Rangers -110
7:05pm
View Pick
#53 Arizona 5.5
#54 Columbus -165
7:05pm
View Pick
#55 Calgary -120
#56 Montreal 5.5
7:35pm
View Pick
#57 Boston -140
#58 Ottawa 6
7:35pm
View Pick
#59 San Jose 5.5
#60 Nashville -130
8:05pm
View Pick
#63 Los Angeles
#64 Dallas
8:35pm
View Pick
#65 Pittsburgh -125
#66 Edmonton 6
9:05pm
View Pick
Thursday, Oct 25
NFL
#103 Miami Dolphins 45.5
#104 Houston Texans -7
8:20pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#105 Toledo 66
#106 Western Michigan -6
7:00pm
View Pick
#107 Ball State 61.5
#108 Ohio U -10
7:00pm
View Pick
#113 Baylor 62
#114 West Virginia -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#109 Appalachian State -8
#110 Georgia Southern 49
7:30pm
View Pick
#111 Georgia Tech 58
#112 Virginia Tech -3.5
7:30pm
View Pick
Friday, Oct 26
NCAAF
#215 Louisiana Tech
#216 FAU
6:30pm
View Pick
#115 Miami - FL -3.5
#116 Boston College 53
7:00pm
View Pick
#117 Indiana -2.5
#118 Minnesota 54.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#121 Wyoming 48
#122 Colorado State -2.5
10:00pm
View Pick
#119 Utah -10
#120 UCLA 55.5
10:30pm
View Pick
Saturday, Oct 27
NCAAF
#129 Central Michigan 45.5
#130 Akron -5.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#201 Texas Tech 56
#202 Iowa State -3.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#125 NC State -1
#126 Syracuse 61
7:00pm
View Pick
#199 New Mexico State 58
#200 Texas State -2.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#211 Hawaii
#212 Fresno State
10:30pm
View Pick
Sunday, Oct 28
NFL
#251 Philadelphia Eagles -3
#252 Jacksonville Jaguars 41
9:30am
View Pick
#253 Cleveland Browns 50.5
#254 Pittsburgh Steelers -8
1:00pm
View Pick
#255 Denver Broncos 55.5
#256 Kansas City Chiefs -10
1:00pm
View Pick