Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ (3-1) vs. Shaun Marcum (2-1)
The Seattle Mariners visit Progressive Field on Thursday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Mariners and Shaun Marcum for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +106 and Cleveland at -116. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners, with a 20-38 run line record, cover the spread 35% of the time. They also have a 23-34 over/under record. The Indians are 27-30 against the run line and have a 27-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 26-32 record, including 13-13 on the road. J.A. Happ has a 3-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.31 and a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 6-5 over his 65.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 67 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 6-5 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.63 and they've given up 157 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 144 and walked 72 batters this season while opposing teams hit .237 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.2 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.43 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.63, they are 7th in the league.
Seattle is batting .238 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .230 away from home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .298 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. With 73 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.07.
With a 11-17 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 27-30 overall mark. Shaun Marcum has a record of 2-1 while sporting an earned run average of 5.19 on the year with a 1.31 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 2-2 and he has allowed 24 hits over 26 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Indians are 1-3 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.20 and they have given up 152 hits on the season. The Indians bullpen has struck out 172 batters and walked 65 this season while opposing teams have hit .234 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.69 hits per game and are averaging 9.72 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.97, they are 18th in the league.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .329 and they hold a .400 team slugging percentage. With 78 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.54.
The Mariners have committed 31 errors and have combined for 608 assists and 1,577 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 35 errors while having 531 assists and 1,516 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 23-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 20-38 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 27-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 27-30 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/15 RF Nelson Cruz Back is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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