Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (2-3) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (3-2)
The Seattle Mariners host the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field on Wednesday. Kevin Gausman is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +134 and Seattle at -144. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 46-58 over/under record and a 60-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Mariners are 48-65 against the run line and have a 51-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 57-54 record, including 23-33 on the road. Kevin Gausman has a 2-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.56 and a 1.22 WHIP. The Orioles are 3-4 over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 51 hits over that time period. The Orioles are also 2-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 289 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.78. The bullpen has struck out 341 and walked 122 batters this season while opposing teams hit .228 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.47 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.67 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.73, they are 12th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .424. With 129 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.58.
With a 24-33 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 52-61 overall mark. Hisashi Iwakuma has a record of 3-2 while sporting an earned run average of 4.41 on the year with a 1.11 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 5-5 over the 63.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 61 hits. The Mariners are also 6-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 330 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.96. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 315 batters and walked 135 this season while opposing teams have hit .250 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.54 hits per game and are averaging 7.88 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.99, they are 19th in the league.
They are batting .241 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .247 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .302, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .396. With 138 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.21.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .989 with 43 total errors, 1,061 assists and 2,931 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 59 errors while having 1179 assists and 3,065 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 60-51 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 51-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 48-65 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/08/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle is upgraded to probable for next start Monday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/22/15 LF Steve Pearce Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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