Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery (4-4) vs. Kyle Gibson (8-8)
The Seattle Mariners head to Target Field on Saturday to take on the Minnesota Twins. Mike Montgomery is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Kyle Gibson of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +106 and Minnesota at -116. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners, with a 41-62 run line record, cover the spread 40% of the time. They also have a 46-52 over/under record. The Twins are 63-38 against the run line and have a 47-46 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
The Mariners show up with a 46-57 record, including 24-26 on the road. Mike Montgomery has an earned run average of 3.20 and is 4-4 so far on the season while having a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 4-7 over his 70.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 60 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 4-5 in his starts. He is getting 3.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.80 and they've given up 294 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 286 times. Seattle is averaging 7.8 strikeouts per game while getting 8.58 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in baseball in team earned run average at 3.99.
As a team, Seattle is batting .239, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .228 average away from home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .301 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 118 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 8.1 hits per game.
Minnesota is 33-20 at home while holding a 53-48 overall record on the season. Kyle Gibson is starting this game 8-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.27. In his starts, the Twins are 10-10 and he has allowed 118 hits over 124 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Twins are 7-10 when he starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.97 and they have given up 298 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Twins bullpen while walking 91 times and striking out 205 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.09 strikeouts per game while getting 9.46 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .283 average at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .308 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.5 hits a game.
The Mariners have committed 57 errors and have combined for 1071 assists and 2,779 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Twins have committed 59 errors on the season with 1028 assists and 2,684 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 46-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 41-62 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 47-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 63-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/30/15 1B Logan Morrison Thumb "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/30/15 2B Robinson Cano Abdominal "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
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 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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