Money to be Made in the Lone Star State in Saturday's MLB Picks

Swinging Johnson

Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:39 PM UTC

Saturday, Jun. 17, 2017 6:39 PM UTC

The Rangers won the opener of this three-game series with the Mariners at Globe Life Park by the score of 10-4 last night, as these AL West rivals prepare for the middle game this afternoon. Let's examine the MLB odds on today's contest and cash a winner.

Mariners (33-36, -2.4 units) vs. Rangers (33-33, +3.0 units)

* Texas is 35-19 (+16.7 Units) at home when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last two seasons.

* Texas is 10-6 (+6.8 units) in day games this season.

* Texas' starter Martin Perez's team record is 9-1 (+9.6 Units) in June games in his career.

* Seattle is 56-75 (-23.9 Units) against left-handed starters over the last three seasons.

* Seattle is 3-7 (-4.6 units) when playing on Saturday this season.

* Seattle is 13-23 (-7.5 units) in road games this season.

The Rangers happen to be the second best team, at the moment, in a division that features the top club in the majors this season. Although Texas trails Houston by 11 games as we approach the midpoint of the season, there is a potential wild card in the offing even if Houston remains a powerhouse. The Rangers have now won six of their last seven and easily handled the Mariners last night with a 10-4 beatdown in the opener of this three-game series.

Neither Seattle's Yovani Gallardo or Texas' Martin Perez have showered themselves in glory recently as both of today's starters have served up an ERA north of 7.00 over their last three starts. However, when researching what each of the pitchers has done against their respective opponents today we find that Perez's team record is 7-5 (+2.0 units) with an ERA of 3.29 against Seattle while Gallardo's team record is 0-3 (-3.4 units) with an ERA of 4.50 versus Texas. In addition, Seattle's bullpen has to be worn out after allowing a whopping 10 runs per game over its last four. The MLB odds favor the Rangers and we believe that number is a bit low. Therefore, let's grab the value we see and include Texas in our MLB picks for Saturday afternoon.

Free MLB Pick: Rangers -125Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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