Cole Hamels and Taijuan Walker will be on the mound tonight! The Rangers are only a game out of the American League WIld Card and are making a run. The Mariners on the otherhand will not be going into the post season! Tonight, we will focus on the total amount of runs that will be scored. The total opened up at 8.5 (-105) and has remain steady at those odds. It's safe to say the books are very comfortable taking bets on the over. You can confirm this by visiting Vegasinsider.com and checking out the public consensus for this game. It shows more than 80% of the tickets for the total were on the over.
The Mariners avoided a sweep this past weekend in Fenway with a 10-8 win against the Boston Redsox. They had 18 hits as a team and looked unstoppable at times, I think this has played a huge influence on the bettors betting the over tonight. If they digged deeper into these two teams they will find out that the Mariners are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Look for the Rangers to win this game with great pitching rather than trying to outscore their oppenent. Hamels has a 3.86 ERA and has striked out over 150 batters over 142.1 innings! Look for a tight game where the Rangers win by 1.
Pick: Under 8.5 (-105)