Monday, August 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Doubront (1-1) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (5-2)
The Oakland Athletics head to Safeco Field on Monday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The Athletics send Felix Doubront to the mound to face Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +145 and Seattle at -155. The over/under was set at 7. The Athletics, with a 58-66 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 60-56 over/under record. The Mariners are 51-72 against the run line and have a 57-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Athletics come into this game with a 53-71 record, and they are 24-35 away from home. Felix Doubront has an earned run average of 3.89 and is 1-1 so far on the season while having a 1.40 WHIP. He's pitched 39.1 innings thus far while surrendering 43 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 2-3. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 2-2 in his starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 339 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.56. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 339 times and walking 118 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62.
As a team, Oakland is batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 114.
With a 56-67 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 26-35 at home. Hisashi Iwakuma is starting this game 5-2 for the season with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.00. He's pitched 79.1 innings thus far while surrendering 66 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 7-5. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 6-6 when he starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 379 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.46. Teams are hitting .257 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 345 times and walking 160 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .400. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.31 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 148.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .979 with 100 total errors, 1,244 assists and 3,309 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 64 errors, accumulating 1293 assists and compiling 3,339 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 60-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 58-66 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 57-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 51-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/23/15 3B Danny Valencia Knee is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
08/23/15 P Joe Beimel Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/23/15 LF Mark Trumbo Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago White Sox
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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