While there really isn’t such a thing as a bad time to go on a winning streak, the teams on the outside of the playoff picture looking in can leave it too late. With about 50 games left in the regular MLB betting season, now is the time to really start thinking about making a move. The Texas Rangers appear to have got the memo as they are now starting to roll at just the right time. They will try to keep that going on the road in Seattle on Saturday afternoon.
Inside Scoop on the MLB Lines Preview on Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners & Game InfoDate/Time: Saturday, August 8th, 4:10 PMVenue: Safeco Field, Seattle, WATV: FSSWRadio: 105.3 The FanOpening Line: Seattle -125Martin Perez (1-2, 6.64 ERA) will get the start. Perez is coming off a very good start after struggling badly in his first 3 outings.Prior to the deadline, the Seattle Mariners (50-59) would have been the ideal team to face, as they were pretty much bumbling their way through the season. A few moves later and they are now in a pretty good run of form that has seen them now go two series unbeaten. That may not sound like much, but considering how they were playing prior to the deadline, it’s pretty big news. The bad news for the Mariners coming into this one is that their best baseball this season has been reserved for the road. They are .500 on the road, and are 9 games under it at home. Regular service could well be resumed in this series if they revert back to form. Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.07 ERA) will get the start on Saturday. The Mariners have lost 5 in a row with Montgomery on the mound.
Key Betting Trends
- Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas’s last 8 games when playing Seattle
- Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle’s last 8 games when playing Texas