Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ (4-5) vs. Phil Hughes (9-6)
The Seattle Mariners take on the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at Target Field. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Mariners and Phil Hughes for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +130 and Minnesota at -140. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners have a 44-52 over/under record and a 41-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Twins have a 45-46 over/under record and a 62-37 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 63% of the time.
The Mariners come into this game with a 46-55 record, and they are 24-25 away from home. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ holds a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.27 and a WHIP of 1.36. The Mariners are 7-12 over his 105.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 112 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 11-8 in his starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 287 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.80. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 123 times and striking out 279 times. Seattle is averaging 7.79 strikeouts per game while getting 8.46 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.91.
As a team, Seattle is batting .239, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .227 average away from home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .301, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .389. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 8.08 hits per game.
With a 52-47 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 32-19 at home. With an earned run average of 3.93, Phil Hughes will come into this game holding a 9-6 record and a 1.22 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 11-9 over the 130.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 148 hits. Against the over/under, the Twins are 10-9 when he starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 292 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.01. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen while walking 88 times and striking out 200 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.08 strikeouts per game while getting 9.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .306, which puts them at 23rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .398. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 99 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.42 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .986 with 55 total errors, 1051 assists and 2,728 put outs. The Twins have committed 55 errors on the season with 1005 assists and 2,630 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 44-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 41-60 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 45-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 62-37 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/29/15 2B Robinson Cano Abdominal is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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)
07/29/15 RF Torii Hunter Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
07/29/15 3B Trevor Plouffe Personal paternity leave
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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