Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez (10-4) vs. Kendall Graveman (5-4)
The Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on Saturday. Felix Hernandez is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Kendall Graveman of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -132 and Oakland at +122. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners, with a 30-49 run line record, cover the spread 38% of the time. They also have a 31-44 over/under record. The Athletics are 41-41 against the run line and have a 44-31 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 36-43 record, including 19-20 on the road. Felix Hernandez has an earned run average of 3.05 and is 10-4 so far on the season while having a 1.03 WHIP. He's pitched 103.1 innings thus far while surrendering 75 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 11-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-12. The team is averaging 2.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 212 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.65. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 95 times and striking out 203 times. Seattle is averaging 7.73 strikeouts per game while getting 8.17 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.69.
Seattle is batting .229 as a team, which is good for 30th in the league and hitting .222 away from home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .291, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .373. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 88 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.66 hits per game.
With a 17-24 home record, Oakland will hope to improve on their 37-45 overall mark. Kendall Graveman is starting this game 5-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.39. He's pitched 70 innings thus far while surrendering 74 hits over that time in which the Athletics are 7-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-5. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 212 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.35. Opposing teams are hitting .243 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 83 times and striking out 220 times. Oakland is averaging 7.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.07 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42.
They are batting .258 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .265 at home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. Brett Lawrie leads the team in hits with 80 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.95 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .987 with 40 total errors, 809 assists and 2,128 put outs. The Athletics have committed 77 errors on the season with 815 assists and 2,181 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .975 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 31-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 30-49 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 44-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 41-41 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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