Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Roenis Elias (5-8) vs. Yordano Ventura (12-8)
The Kansas City Royals host the Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The probable starters are Roenis Elias for the Mariners and Yordano Ventura for the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +163 and Kansas City at -173. 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.
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The Mariners show up with a 73-77 record, including 39-36 on the road. Roenis Elias has an earned run average of 4.06 and is 5-8 so far on the season while having a 1.25 WHIP. The Mariners are 6-11 over his 102 innings pitched and he's also given up 92 hits over that time period. The Mariners are also 4-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 458 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.06. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 430 times and walking 192 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.83 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.15.
As a team, Seattle is batting .249, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .413. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 169.
Kansas City is 48-27 at home while holding a 87-62 overall record on the season. Yordano Ventura is starting this game 12-8 for the season with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.36. The Royals have a record of 14-11 over the 143.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 142 hits. The Royals are also 11-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 386 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.72. Teams are hitting .211 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 461 times and walking 171 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.14 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Royals on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .416. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.32 hits per game and Eric Hosmer leads the team with 167.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .985 with 86 total errors, 1,566 assists and 4,064 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 83 errors, accumulating 1,478 assists and compiling 3,999 put outs.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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