Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma (8-4) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (8-7)
The Seattle Mariners head to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Kansas City Royals. The Mariners send Hisashi Iwakuma to the mound to face Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -108 and Kansas City at -102. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners, with a 67-83 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 73-70 over/under record. The Royals have a 68-67 over/under record and a 81-68 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
The Mariners come into this game with a 73-77 record, and they are 39-36 away from home. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma holds a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.08. He's pitched 108.1 innings thus far while surrendering 97 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 10-7. The Mariners are also 8-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .251 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 192 times and striking out 430 times. Seattle is averaging 7.83 strikeouts per game while getting 8.67 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.15.
Seattle ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .249 while hitting .249 on the road. The Mariners hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 169 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game.
With a 87-62 overall record, Kansas City will come into this game 48-27 at home. With an earned run average of 5.55, Jeremy Guthrie will come into this game holding a 8-7 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He's pitched 144.1 innings thus far while surrendering 177 hits over that time in which the Royals are 14-9. The Royals are also 12-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .211 against the Royals bullpen while walking 171 times and striking out 461 times. Kansas City is averaging 7.14 strikeouts per game while getting 8.55 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .271 average while hitting .281 at home. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 10th in baseball. Eric Hosmer leads the team in hits with 167 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.32 hits a game.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 86 errors with 1,566 assists and 4,064 put outs for the season. The Royals have committed 83 errors on the season with 1,478 assists and 3,999 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 73-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 67-83 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 68-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 81-68 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/15 P Felix Hernandez Undisclosed left last game, "?" next start
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
Kansas City Royals
09/20/15 SS Alcides Escobar Elbow "?" Tuesday vs Seattle Mariners
09/19/15 2B Omar Infante Oblique out indefinitely
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
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