Friday, September 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis (6-5) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (7-3)
The Seattle Mariners host the Colorado Rockies at Safeco Field on Friday. The Rockies send Chad Bettis to the mound to face Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +163 and Seattle at -173. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies, with a 69-70 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 72-63 over/under record. The Mariners have a 69-65 over/under record and a 61-79 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 57-82 record, including 26-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis holds a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.46. In his starts, the Rockies are 10-6 over his 91 innings pitched this season while giving up 100 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Rockies are 9-7 in his starts. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 508 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.85. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 205 times and striking out 393 times. Colorado is averaging 6.84 strikeouts per game while getting 10.03 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in baseball in team earned run average at 5.10.
As a team, Colorado is batting .269, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .233 average away from home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .318, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .439. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 157 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.19 hits per game.
With a 30-38 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 67-73 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.03, Hisashi Iwakuma will come into this game holding a 7-3 record and a 1.08 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 9-6 and he has allowed 85 hits over 96 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 8-7 when he starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 435 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.26. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 183 times and striking out 399 times. Seattle is averaging 7.73 strikeouts per game while getting 8.82 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .411. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 158 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.54 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Rockies have a fielding percentage of .985 with 82 total errors, 1,576 assists and 3,651 put outs. The Mariners have committed 78 errors on the season with 1,462 assists and 3,797 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 72-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 69-70 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 69-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 61-79 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/15 C Nick Hundley Neck is downgraded to out indefinitely
08/20/15 C Michael McKenry Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/19); out for season
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
09/10/15 DH Franklin Gutierrez Groin is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
09/10/15 1B Logan Morrison Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
09/10/15 DH Nelson Cruz Quad is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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