Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma (2-1) vs. David Price (9-3)
The Detroit Tigers host the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on Thursday. The Mariners send Hisashi Iwakuma to the mound to face David Price of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +138 and Detroit at -148. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 39-51 over/under record and a 38-56 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Tigers are 43-50 against the run line and have a 53-38 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 43-51 record, including 23-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma holds a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.17. He's pitched 35 innings thus far while surrendering 36 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 2-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-2. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .248 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 108 times and striking out 254 times. Seattle is averaging 7.79 strikeouts per game while getting 8.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.87.
As a team, Seattle is batting .236, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .225 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 27th in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 103 while the team ranks 28th in baseball with 7.95 hits per game.
With a 24-26 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 46-47 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.32, David Price will come into this game holding a 9-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He's pitched 132 innings thus far while surrendering 121 hits over that time in which the Tigers are 15-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-9. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .267 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 102 times and striking out 226 times. Detroit is averaging 7.02 strikeouts per game while getting 9.28 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .287 average at home. The Tigers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 1st in baseball. Yoenis Cespedes leads the team in hits with 105 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.71 hits a game.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 48 errors with 961 assists and 2,527 put outs for the season. The Tigers have committed 47 errors on the season with 917 assists and 2,509 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 39-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 38-56 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 53-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 43-50 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)
07/22/15 SS Jose Iglesias Flu "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
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 Tigers
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