Saturday, August 29, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma (5-3) vs. Jeff Samardzija (8-10)
The Seattle Mariners take on the Chicago White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field. Hisashi Iwakuma is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Jeff Samardzija of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +105 and Chicago at -115. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners have a 61-61 over/under record and a 53-75 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The White Sox have a 59-63 over/under record and a 62-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 59-69 record, including 30-33 on the road. Hisashi Iwakuma has a 5-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.29 and a 1.04 WHIP. The Mariners are 7-6 over his 84 innings pitched and he's also given up 73 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 7-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.35 and they've given up 394 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 359 times and walking 168 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32.
Seattle ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .245 while hitting .239 on the road. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .306 and they hold a .405 team slugging percentage. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 154.
With a 32-30 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 60-66 overall mark. Jeff Samardzija has a record of 8-10 while sporting an earned run average of 4.75 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 11-15 over the 176.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 187 hits. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 15-10 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.42 and they have given up 325 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 321 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.94 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.46 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97.
They rank 19th in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .245 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .305 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.57 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 139.
The Mariners have committed 67 errors and have combined for 1,340 assists and 3,471 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 76 errors, accumulating 1274 assists and compiling 3,384 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 61-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 53-75 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 59-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 62-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Chicago White Sox
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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