Monday, July 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (7-5) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1)
The Detroit Tigers visit Safeco Field on Monday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Alfredo Simon for the Tigers and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +130 and Seattle at -140. The over/under was set at 7. The Tigers, with a 38-42 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 44-34 over/under record. The Mariners have a 32-45 over/under record and a 31-50 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 38% of the time.
The Tigers come into this game with a 41-39 record, and they are 19-17 away from home. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon holds a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.36. The Tigers are 8-7 over his 91.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 94 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 8-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 239 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.91. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen while being struck out 178 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.83 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15.
Detroit ranks 1st in the league in team batting average at .278 while hitting .263 on the road. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .337, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .423. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.68 hits per game and Miguel Cabrera leads the team with 97.
With a 37-44 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 17-23 at home. With an earned run average of 6.61, Hisashi Iwakuma will come into this game holding a 0-1 record and a 1.41 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 0-3 over the 16.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 20 hits. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 3-0 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 215 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.66. Teams are hitting .240 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 207 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .230 average while hitting .236 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .291, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .376. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.7 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 91.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .987 with 39 total errors, 795 assists and 2,162 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 40 errors, accumulating 833 assists and compiling 2,179 put outs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 38-42 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 32-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 31-50 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21), expected to be activated & start Monday vs. Detroit Tigers
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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