Friday, October 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks (2-4) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (9-5)
The Oakland Athletics take on the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field. The Athletics send Aaron Brooks to the mound to face Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +105 and Seattle at -115. The over/under was set at 8. The Athletics have a 85-64 over/under record and a 74-85 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 73-86 against the run line and have a 78-74 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 66-93 record, including 32-46 on the road. Aaron Brooks has an earned run average of 7.26 and is 2-4 so far on the season while having a 1.63 WHIP. He's pitched 48.1 innings thus far while surrendering 67 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 3-5. The Athletics are also 5-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .251 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 176 times and striking out 446 times. Oakland is averaging 7.39 strikeouts per game while getting 8.77 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.19.
As a team, Oakland is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 150 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.65 hits per game.
With a 35-43 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 75-84 overall mark. Hisashi Iwakuma is starting this game 9-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.05. He's pitched 122.2 innings thus far while surrendering 108 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 11-8. The Mariners are also 9-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 206 times and striking out 467 times. Seattle is averaging 7.91 strikeouts per game while getting 8.8 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 174 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.52 hits a game.
Oakland has a team fielding percentage of .980 after having committed 122 errors with 1,608 assists and 4,244 put outs for the season. The Mariners have committed 92 errors on the season with 1,649 assists and 4,296 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 85-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 74-85 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 78-74 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 73-86 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 P Drew Pomeranz Shoulder out for season
09/27/15 C Carson Blair Knee out for season
09/27/15 P Sonny Gray Hip out for season
09/19/15 C Josh Phegley Concussion out for season
09/16/15 P Jesse Chavez Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/16)
09/03/15 P Evan Scribner Shoulder out for season
09/02/15 P A.J. Griffin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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