Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (7-7) vs. J.A. Happ (4-5)
The Detroit Tigers take on the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday at Safeco Field. The probable starters are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and J.A. Happ for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +110 and Seattle at -120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers have a 46-34 over/under record and a 39-43 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners have a 33-46 over/under record and a 32-51 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 39% of the time.
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The Tigers show up with a 42-40 record, including 20-17 on the road. Anibal Sanchez has a 7-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.65 and a 1.16 WHIP. He's pitched 112.1 innings thus far while surrendering 98 hits over that time and when he starts, the Tigers are 8-9. The Tigers are also 10-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 245 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.91. Opposing teams are hitting .263 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 86 times and striking out 186 times. Detroit is averaging 6.87 strikeouts per game while getting 9.06 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.23.
Detroit ranks 1st in the league in team batting average at .281 while hitting .269 on the road. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .339, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. Miguel Cabrera leads the team in hits with 97 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.8 hits per game.
Seattle is 17-24 at home while holding a 38-45 overall record on the season. J.A. Happ has a record of 4-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.93 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. He's pitched 91.2 innings thus far while surrendering 100 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 7-9. The Mariners are also 9-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 228 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.81. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 97 times and striking out 214 times. Seattle is averaging 7.69 strikeouts per game while getting 8.37 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .229 average while hitting .237 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .290, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .374. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 92 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.69 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .987 with 41 total errors, 811 assists and 2,216 put outs. The Mariners have committed 40 errors on the season with 857 assists and 2,233 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 46-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 39-43 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 33-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 32-51 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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