Saturday, July 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma (1-1) vs. Michael Pineda (9-5)
The Seattle Mariners head to Yankee Stadium on Saturday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Michael Pineda for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +140 and New York at -150. The over/under was set at 8. 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 are 47-41 against the run line and have a 44-40 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 41-48 record, including 21-21 on the road. Hisashi Iwakuma has a 1-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.22 and a 1.23 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 1-4 over his 29.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 31 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 4-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.6 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. The bullpen has struck out 240 and walked 101 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.46 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.82, they are 17th in the league.
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. With 101 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.92.
New York is 25-16 at home while holding a 48-40 overall record on the season. Michael Pineda has a record of 9-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.64 on the year with a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 11-6 and he has allowed 115 hits over 106.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 9-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.6 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. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 316 batters and walked 113 this season while opposing teams have hit .211 against them. New York has a team average of 8.8 hits per game and are averaging 8.45 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.96, they are 20th in the league.
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. With 96 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.75.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .987 with 45 total errors, 919 assists and 2,401 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumlated 64 errors while having 827 assists and 2,375 put outs leading to a .980 fielding percentage.
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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