Saturday, October 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Nolin (1-2) vs. Roenis Elias (5-8)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Oakland Athletics to Safeco Field on Saturday. The probable starters are Sean Nolin for the Athletics and Roenis Elias for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +144 and Seattle at -154. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics, with a 74-85 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 85-64 over/under record. 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 show up with a 66-93 record, including 32-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Sean Nolin holds a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.67. In his starts, the Athletics are 2-3 over his 24 innings pitched this season while giving up 29 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-3. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 489 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.69. The bullpen has struck out 446 and walked 176 batters this season while opposing teams hit .251 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.77 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.39 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.19, they are 22nd in the league.
As a team, Oakland is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .395. With 150 hits, Billy Burns leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.65.
Seattle is 35-43 at home while holding a 75-84 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.89, Roenis Elias will come into this game holding a 5-8 record and a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 6-13 and he has allowed 99 hits over 113.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-14. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 503 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.19. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 467 batters and walked 206 this season while opposing teams have hit .256 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.8 hits per game and are averaging 7.91 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.18, they are 21st in the league.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .413. With 175 hits, Robinson Cano leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.52.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .980 with 122 total errors, 1,608 assists and 4,244 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 92 errors while having 1,649 assists and 4,296 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
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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