Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Roenis Elias (4-5) vs. Scott Kazmir (4-5)
The Seattle Mariners head to O.co Coliseum on Thursday to take on the Oakland Athletics. Roenis Elias is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Scott Kazmir of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +142 and Oakland at -152. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners, with a 29-48 run line record, cover the spread 38% of the time. They also have a 31-43 over/under record. The Athletics are 39-41 against the run line and have a 44-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 35-42 record, including 18-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Roenis Elias holds a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.29. The Mariners are 4-8 over his 72 innings pitched and he's also given up 69 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-9. He is getting 2.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.69 and they've given up 207 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 93 times and striking out 200 times. Seattle is averaging 7.7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.25 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.73.
As a team, Seattle is batting .230, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .224 average away from home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .292 and they hold a .374 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 85 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.71 hits per game.
With a 15-24 home record, Oakland will hope to improve on their 35-45 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.79, Scott Kazmir will come into this game holding a 4-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP. The Athletics have a record of 6-9 over the 90.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 75 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-6. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.42 and they have given up 211 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 81 times and striking out 215 times. Oakland is averaging 7.64 strikeouts per game while getting 8.19 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .267 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .322 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. Brett Lawrie leads the team in hits with 78 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9 hits a game.
The Mariners have committed 40 errors and have combined for 788 assists and 2,077 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Athletics have committed 76 errors on the season with 793 assists and 2,127 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .975 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 31-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 29-48 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 44-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 39-41 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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