Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners MLB Pick – July 25

The MLB is set up with an exciting set of MLB action on Monday night. Twelve games are up on the board throughout July 25. One of these games will be between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners. These two teams have been solid this season and will look to get the win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 10:10 PM Eastern time on MLB Network.

Texas has earned a record of 43-51 so far on the season, which has them in third place of the AL West. The Rangers are coming off a win in their last game, but have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games. Texas is seven games back on a wild card spot entering this one. The Rangers will look to build on their last win in this matchup.

The Mariners have put up a record of 51-45 throughout the season, which has them in second place of the AL West. Seattle has lost three games in a row, but have won 14 of their last 17 games. The Mariners are 13 games back on top spot in the division, but are in a wild card position. Seattle will look to come out faster on Monday night.

These two teams have been solid this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Rangers are coming off a big win, but have struggled as of late. Seattle got swept in their last series, but will look to get back in the win column to open up this set. If either team can grab the early lead, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Texas Rangers +1 ½ (-160) +120 Over 8 ½ (+100)
Seattle Mariners -1 ½ (+135) -143 Under 8 ½ (-120)
Team Data Texas Rangers Seattle Mariners
Overall Record 43-51 51-45
Away/ Home Record 22-25 24-23
Batting Average .240 .235
Batting Average Away/ Home .246 .231
ERA 4.08 3.58
ERA Away/ Home 3.96 3.37

Betting Trends

Texas Rangers

  • 7-13 in July games
  • 6-3 when playing on a Monday
  • 18-25 against divisional opponents
  • 29-29 in night games
  • 27-37 against right handers
  • 19-22 after a win
  • 17-21 against team with a winning record

Seattle Mariners

  • 14-4 in July
  • 3-6 when playing on Monday
  • 24-19 against division rivals
  • 32-28 in night games
  • 42-31 against right handed starters
  • 21-22 after a loss
  • 5-6 after three or more straight losses
  • 28-19 against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up 10 times throughout this season. The first three games were in Seattle, where the Mariners won two of the three. The next three shifted to Texas, but Seattle also won two of three games on the road. The most recent four game set stayed in Texas. The Mariners have won all four games. Seattle has outscored the Rangers 51-35 in those games.

Offense

The Rangers have been solid hitting the ball on the season. Texas has a .240 batting average, which is 18th in the MLB. The Rangers have earned an on base percentage of .301, which is 26th in the league. Texas has put up a .702 OPS, which is 17th in the MLB. The Rangers have a BA of .238 against right handers.

Seattle has also been solid at the plate throughout the season. The Mariners have a batting average of .235, which is 24th in the league. Seattle has posted a .318 OBP, which is 10th in the MLB. The Mariners have earned an OPS of .707, which is 15th in the league this season. Seattle has hit .234 against righties this season.

These two teams have been solid hitting the ball on the season. Texas has had the better batting average, while the Mariners have the better OBP and OPS this season. Seattle has struggled in their last three games to get their bats going, but will look to come out fast. If either team can hit well early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Glenn Otto to get the start on the mound for Texas on Monday night. Otto has started in 13 games this season, going 4-6 in those matchups. He has posted an ERA of 5.40 and a 1.46 WHIP in those outings. Otto pitched six innings in his last start against Seattle. He gave up five hits and three runs in the loss.

Chris Flexen will likely get the nod at pitcher for the Mariners in this one. Flexen has earned a record of 6-8 throughout his 18 starts this season. He has put up a 3.79 ERA and a WHIP of 1.39 in those games. Flexen’s last start was against the Rangers. He gave up four hits and one run through three and two thirds innings in the no decision.

These two pitchers have been solid this season and will look to get going early in this one. Otto has lost his last four decisions and will look to step up. Flexen has won four decisions in a row. Seattle has the edge in the bullpen as well. The Mariners relievers have a 3.40 ERA, which is 7th in the league. The Rangers bullpen has a combined ERA of 3.77, which is 12th in the MLB.

Pick Overview

These two pitchers have been strong this season and will look to get going early on Monday night. The Rangers have the better offense this season, but Seattle will look for their pitching to lead them in this one. The Mariners have lost their last three games since the All-Star break. I expect Seattle to come out faster in this one though.

Bovada has the Mariners listed as a -145 against the money line in this one. This implies that Seattle will win this game around 59.2 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate with the Mariners at home. Seattle has been the better team and will look to come out quicker in this one. As slight favorites, I like the value on the Mariners.

The Bet
Seattle Mariners
-145
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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