Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez (14-6) vs. Wade Miley (8-9)
The Boston Red Sox welcome the Seattle Mariners to Fenway Park on Saturday. The Mariners send Felix Hernandez to the mound to face Wade Miley of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -135 and Boston at +125. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners have a 52-58 over/under record and a 49-66 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Red Sox have a 57-52 over/under record and a 49-65 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
The Mariners show up with a 54-61 record, including 28-28 on the road. Felix Hernandez has a 14-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.11 and a 1.14 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 15-8 over his 150.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 130 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-15. His teammates are averaging 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 319 and walked 137 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.45 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.88 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.96, they are 18th in the league.
Seattle ranks 27th in the league in team batting average at .242 while hitting .235 on the road. The Mariners hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 27th in baseball. With 140 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.23.
Boston is 27-28 at home while holding a 50-64 overall record on the season. Wade Miley has a record of 8-9 while sporting an earned run average of 4.68 on the year with a 1.40 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 10-13 and he has allowed 137 hits over 132.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-12. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. The Red Sox bullpen has struck out 326 batters and walked 130 this season while opposing teams have hit .260 against them. Boston has a team average of 9.42 hits per game and are averaging 7.56 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.62, they are 28th in the league.
They rank 8th in the league in team batting average with a .257 average while hitting .280 at home. The Red Sox hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 12th in baseball. With 132 hits, Xander Bogaerts leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.86.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 59 errors with 1,200 assists and 3,122 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Red Sox have accumlated 65 errors while having 1139 assists and 3,034 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 52-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 49-66 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 57-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 49-65 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/15 DH Nelson Cruz Neck "?" Friday vs. Boston Red 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)
Boston Red Sox
08/12/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Foot "?" Friday vs Seattle Mariners
08/11/15 P Koji Uehara Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), out for season
08/02/15 P Rick Porcello Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
07/25/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/23)
07/11/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11)
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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