Friday, July 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ (3-5) vs. Jesse Chavez (4-7)
The Seattle Mariners head to O.co Coliseum on Friday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The Mariners send J.A. Happ to the mound to face Jesse Chavez of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +150 and Oakland at -160. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners, with a 30-48 run line record, cover the spread 39% of the time. They also have a 31-43 over/under record. The Athletics have a 44-30 over/under record and a 40-41 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Mariners show up with a 36-42 record, including 19-19 on the road. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ holds a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Mariners are 6-9 over his 85.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 92 hits during those innings. The Mariners are also 8-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 94 times and striking out 203 times. Seattle is averaging 7.73 strikeouts per game while getting 8.19 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.68.
Seattle ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .231 while hitting .225 on the road. The Mariners hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 30th in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 88 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.73 hits per game.
Oakland is 16-24 at home while holding a 36-45 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.02, Jesse Chavez will come into this game holding a 4-7 record and a 1.16 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 4-9 and he has allowed 81 hits over 89.1 innings pitched this season. The Athletics are also 5-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .244 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 83 times and striking out 219 times. Oakland is averaging 7.67 strikeouts per game while getting 8.15 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46.
They rank 9th in the league in team batting average with a .259 average while hitting .267 at home. The Athletics hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 9th in baseball. Brett Lawrie leads the team in hits with 80 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 8.99 hits a game.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 40 errors with 796 assists and 2,104 put outs for the season. The Athletics have committed 77 errors on the season with 802 assists and 2,154 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 30-48 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 44-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 40-41 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)
07/02/15 P Sonny Gray Illness "?" Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
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 Mariners
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