Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (1-5) vs. Felix Hernandez (14-8)
The Oakland Athletics take on the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday at Safeco Field. Chris Bassitt is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +156 and Seattle at -166. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Athletics have a 62-56 over/under record and a 60-66 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners have a 59-60 over/under record and a 52-73 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 55-71 record, including 25-35 on the road. Chris Bassitt has a 1-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.48 and a 1.03 WHIP. He's pitched 69 innings thus far while surrendering 52 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 3-6. The Athletics are also 2-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 2.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 348 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.61. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 347 times and walking 121 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62.
Oakland is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .388. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.65 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 117.
With a 27-36 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 57-68 overall mark. Felix Hernandez has a record of 14-8 while sporting an earned run average of 3.74 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 159 innings thus far while surrendering 151 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 15-10. The Mariners are also 9-15 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 388 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.47. Teams are hitting .258 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 351 times and walking 162 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33.
They are batting .244 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .248 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .402. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.34 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, 1,264 assists and 3,363 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 65 errors, accumulating 1313 assists and compiling 3,393 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 62-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 60-66 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 59-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 52-73 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/24/15 P Felix Doubront Toe left last game, "?" 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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