Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners 5-8-23 Prediction, Odds and Analysis

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners 5/8/23 – Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners for an AL West showdown at T-Mobile Park. Texas and Seattle will meet for the first time this season when they begin a three-game series at T-Mobile Park. The Seattle Mariners enter this game as home favorites by the baseball betting lines.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners 

Date & Time: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:40 PM ET

Location: T-Mobile Park

TV: Bally Sports Network

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners 5/8/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +140

Spread: +1.5 (-145)

Total: 8 over (+100)


Moneyline: -152

Spread: -1.5 (+125)

Total: 8 under (-120)

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Analysis

Texas Rangers was looking for their third consecutive series victory when, following Friday’s 5-4 ten-inning loss, Texas trounced Los Angeles 10-1 in Saturday’s middle game and posted their fifth victory out of seven contests. Texas leads all Major League teams by scoring 6.41 runs per game. The Rangers rank fifth in slugging percentage 0.445, fourth in on-base percentage 0.342 and third in OPS+ 118. Adolis Garcia and Josh Jung each hit eight home runs in 2023 while Jonas Heim posted an OPS+ of 159. Over the past week, the Rangers have posted an impressive 0.298/0.365/0.450 line with five homers and eight doubles across 151 at-bats. On the pitching front, the Rangers boast a 3.65 ERA ranks 9th), 7.7 H/9 and 1.18 WHIP – all rankings that rank them fifth overall. Jon Gray will start in Seattle Monday against the Mariners and is 1-1 so far this season with an 4.40 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 19/14 K/BB ratio in six starts. Gray has experienced difficulties over his last three outings, giving up 11 runs on 18 hits and 8 walks.

On Sunday afternoon, the 16-17 Seattle Mariners played host to the Houston Astros for the final game in a three-game set. The Mariners lost Friday’s opener 6-4 but earned their fifth win out of six contests with a 7-5 triumph on Saturday. Seattle is scoring 4.39 runs per game despite their subpar batting line (.222/.302/.374). Ty France has just one homer and an OPS+ of 96; Julio Rodriguez and Eugenio Suarez each boast an 88 OPS+; while Jarred Kelenic leads Seattle with seven home runs and 159 OPS+. Over the past week, the Mariners have posted impressive offensive results, hitting.243/.340/.373 with four homers and 10 doubles from 169 at-bats. The Mariners pitching staff currently boasts a 3.56 ERA, 7.8 hit/9 ratio and 1.19 WHIP. Logan Gilbert will make his sixth start this season on Monday with a 4.01 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 40/7 K/BB ratio in six starts so far this year. Gilbert turned in six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Athletics last Wednesday after surrendering four earned runs in consecutive starts against Brewers and Phillies.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 6 games. Texas are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games. Texas are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games against Seattle. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’ last 8 games on the road. Texas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle.

Seattle are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games at home. Seattle are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Texas. Seattle are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American League. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle’s last 12 games played on a Monday when at home.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Free Pick

Logan Gilbert owns an outstanding 2.85 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across seven career starts against Texas, and they’ve hit 22-for-86 against him with six doubles and two homers; by comparison, Seattle Mariners batters have hit 28-for-89 against Jon Gray who owns an unimpressive 5.53 ERA and 1.33 WHIP record in five outings against them. Baseball betting predictions suggest Logan Gilbert can give the Mariners an edge against Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Free Pick: Seattle Mariners -152