Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Guthrie (5-4) vs. Mike Montgomery (1-2)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Kansas City Royals to Safeco Field on Tuesday. The Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound to face Mike Montgomery of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +100 and Seattle at -110. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Royals have a 30-31 over/under record and a 38-28 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Mariners are 26-44 against the run line and have a 30-38 over/under record. They cover the spread 37% of the time.
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The Royals head into this matchup with a 39-27 record, including 17-14 on the road. Jeremy Guthrie has a 5-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.55 and a 1.49 WHIP. The Royals are 8-5 over his 71.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 86 hits over that time period. The Royals are also 6-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.12 and they've given up 160 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .199 against the Royals bullpen while walking 76 times and striking out 194 times. Kansas City is averaging 6.71 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.55.
Kansas City ranks 1st in the league in team batting average at .274 while hitting .272 on the road. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .324 and they hold a .411 team slugging percentage. Mike Moustakas leads the team in hits with 78 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.36 hits per game.
With a 16-21 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 32-38 overall mark. Mike Montgomery has a record of 1-2 while sporting an earned run average of 2.73 on the year with a 1.14 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 1-3 over the 26.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 22 hits. The Mariners are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.77 and they have given up 189 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 88 times and striking out 191 times. Seattle is averaging 7.7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.35 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .231 average while hitting .238 at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .295 and they hold a .374 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 81 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.77 hits a game.
The Royals have committed 35 errors and have combined for 644 assists and 1,755 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Mariners have committed 38 errors on the season with 720 assists and 1,889 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 30-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 38-28 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 30-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 26-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/20/15 P Danny Duffy Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23), expected to be activated and start Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/18/15 P Yordano Ventura Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/07)
06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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