Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery (4-3) vs. Anibal Sanchez (9-7)
The Seattle Mariners take on the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Comerica Park. The Mariners send Mike Montgomery to the mound to face Anibal Sanchez of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +125 and Detroit at -135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners, with a 37-56 run line record, cover the spread 40% of the time. They also have a 38-51 over/under record. The Tigers have a 52-38 over/under record and a 43-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Mariners come into this game with a 42-51 record, and they are 22-24 away from home. Mike Montgomery has an earned run average of 2.51 and is 4-3 so far on the season while having a 1.07 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 4-5 over his 61 innings pitched this season while giving up 49 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-5. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 258 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.86. Opposing teams are hitting .247 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 103 times and striking out 248 times. Seattle is averaging 7.77 strikeouts per game while getting 8.41 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.82.
Seattle is batting .235 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .222 away from home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .295, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .380. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 103 while the team ranks 28th in baseball with 7.88 hits per game.
With a 46-46 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 24-25 at home. Anibal Sanchez is starting this game 9-7 for the season with an earned run average of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.20. In his starts, the Tigers are 10-9 and he has allowed 111 hits over 124.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-6. The team is averaging 5.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 283 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.94. Opposing teams are hitting .265 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 99 times and striking out 222 times. Detroit is averaging 7.04 strikeouts per game while getting 9.22 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33.
They are batting .278 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .286 at home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .335, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .432. Yoenis Cespedes leads the team in hits with 105 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.68 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .987 with 46 total errors, 954 assists and 2,500 put outs. The Tigers have committed 47 errors on the season with 910 assists and 2,482 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 38-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 37-56 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 52-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 43-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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