Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez (7-12) vs. Mike Montgomery (4-6)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Oakland Athletics to Safeco Field on Tuesday. The probable starters are Jesse Chavez for the Athletics and Mike Montgomery for 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, with a 59-66 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 61-56 over/under record. The Mariners have a 58-60 over/under record and a 52-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The Athletics show up with a 54-71 record, including 24-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez holds a 7-12 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.26. The Athletics are 7-15 over his 139.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 136 hits over that time period. The Athletics are also 10-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 343 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.58. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 341 times and walking 121 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61.
Oakland ranks 18th in the league in team batting average at .251 while hitting .245 on the road. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .385. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 117.
Seattle is 27-35 at home while holding a 57-67 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.16, Mike Montgomery will come into this game holding a 4-6 record and a 1.36 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 4-11 over the 88.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 85 hits. The Mariners are also 6-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 380 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.45. Teams are hitting .256 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 348 times and walking 161 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28.
They rank 27th in the league in team batting average with a .243 average while hitting .248 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .401. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.33 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 150.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .979 with 100 total errors, 1,254 assists and 3,336 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 64 errors, accumulating 1307 assists and compiling 3,366 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 61-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 59-66 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 58-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 52-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/24/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique doubtful for next scheduled start
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)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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