Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery (3-2) vs. Chris Bassitt (0-1)
The Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on Sunday. Mike Montgomery is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Chris Bassitt of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -105 and Oakland at -105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners, with a 31-49 run line record, cover the spread 39% of the time. They also have a 32-44 over/under record. The Athletics have a 45-31 over/under record and a 41-42 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Mariners come into this game with a 37-43 record, and they are 20-20 away from home. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery holds a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 1.62 and a WHIP of 0.90. In his starts, the Mariners are 3-3 over his 44.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 28 hits during those innings. The Mariners are also 2-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 206 and walked 95 batters this season while opposing teams hit .241 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.21 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.73 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.71, they are 12th in the league.
As a team, Seattle is batting .230, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .225 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291 which is good for 30th in baseball. With 88 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.72.
With a 37-46 overall record, Oakland will come into this game 17-25 at home. With an earned run average of 2.87, Chris Bassitt will come into this game holding a 0-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 0-1 and he has allowed 10 hits over 15.2 innings pitched this season. The Athletics are also 1-0 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. The Athletics bullpen has struck out 222 batters and walked 83 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.13 hits per game and are averaging 7.65 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.47, they are 7th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .266 average at Safeco Field. The Athletics hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 10th in baseball. With 80 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 8.98.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 40 errors with 822 assists and 2,155 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Athletics have accumlated 79 errors while having 828 assists and 2,208 put outs leading to a .975 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 32-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 31-49 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 45-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 41-42 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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), expected to be activated & start Monday vs. Detroit Tigers
07/02/15 P Sonny Gray Illness "?" Tuesday vs. New York Yankees
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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