Baseball American FlagSeattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Thursday Free MLB Pick: The Seattle Mariners have managed to take the first two games of their series against the Texas Rangers. Now, on the Fourth of July, these two will finish things up with what should be a great evening game in the Lone Star State. The M’s are +137 underdogs on the MLB odds, but they have a great chance as we see it, to finish off the sweep and inch at least a bit closer to the .500 mark once again.

Mariners vs. Rangers Game Time: 8:05 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Rangers Live TV Coverage: MLB Network
MLB Odds: Mariners +137 / Rangers -144 (Total: 8.5)

Give the Mariners credit for fighting through Texas over the course of the last two days. They have pitched particularly well against a fantastic Rangers lineup, allowing just a total of four runs in 19 innings of work, and they are going to be sending one of their top pitchers to the mound on Thursday in Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma has been suspect in his last three starts, allowing four runs in each outing, but this is still a man that we love to back. In spite of the fact that he gave up four runs over eight innings in his last outing against the Chicago Cubs, he also only threw 90 pitches and was incredibly efficient. It’s that type of efficiency that has really crushed these Texas hitters in this series. We also don’t totally trust Martin Perez, a converted reliever who has been up and down in his time in the rotation for Manager Ron Washington. As scary as it sounds, the lowly Mariners are going to get the sweep of the high and mighty Rangers, proving that anything can happen on any given day on the diamond.

Mariners vs. Rangers Free Pick for July 4th: Seattle Mariners +137


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