Friday, July 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery (4-3) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-3)
The Seattle Mariners head to Yankee Stadium on Friday to take on the New York Yankees. The Mariners send Mike Montgomery to the mound to face Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +138 and New York at -148. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners, with a 34-55 run line record, cover the spread 38% of the time. They also have a 38-47 over/under record. The Yankees have a 44-40 over/under record and a 47-41 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 41-48 record, including 21-21 on the road. Mike Montgomery has an earned run average of 2.29 and is 4-3 so far on the season while having a 1.00 WHIP. He's pitched 55 innings thus far while surrendering 42 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 4-4. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 3-4 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 252 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.81. Opposing teams are hitting .249 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 101 times and striking out 240 times. Seattle is averaging 7.76 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 3.82.
Seattle ranks 29th in the league in team batting average at .236 while hitting .223 on the road. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .296, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .382. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.92 hits per game.
With a 25-16 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 48-40 overall mark. Masahiro Tanaka is starting this game 5-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.03. He's pitched 67 innings thus far while surrendering 56 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 8-3. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 5-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 222 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.45. Opposing teams are hitting .211 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 316 times. New York is averaging 8.45 strikeouts per game while getting 8.8 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96.
They rank 16th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .272 at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .425. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 96 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.75 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .987 with 45 total errors, 919 assists and 2,401 put outs. The Yankees have committed 64 errors on the season with 827 assists and 2,375 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 38-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 34-55 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 44-40 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 47-41 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)
New York Yankees
07/03/15 RF Carlos Beltran Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
06/24/15 SS Brendan Ryan Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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