Saturday, September 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez (15-8) vs. Jesse Chavez (7-13)
The Seattle Mariners visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Jesse Chavez for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -142 and Oakland at +132. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners, with a 58-76 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 66-62 over/under record. The Athletics have a 68-57 over/under record and a 64-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Mariners come into this game with a 63-71 record, and they are 34-35 away from home. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez holds a 15-8 record with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.19. He's pitched 167 innings thus far while surrendering 154 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 16-10. The Mariners are also 10-15 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 382 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31.
As a team, Seattle is batting .247, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .243 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.48 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 158.
With a 58-76 overall record, Oakland will come into this game 31-38 at home. With an earned run average of 3.93, Jesse Chavez will come into this game holding a 7-13 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 149 innings thus far while surrendering 152 hits over that time in which the Athletics are 8-16. The Athletics are also 12-11 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 373 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Athletics hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 128.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 75 errors with 1,397 assists and 3,635 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .979 team fielding percentage while committing 104 errors, accumulating 1,356 assists and compiling 3,576 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 66-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 58-76 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 68-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 64-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/15 DH Nelson Cruz Quad is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
08/23/15 P Joe Beimel Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
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)
09/03/15 P Evan Scribner Shoulder out for season
09/02/15 P Chris Bassitt Shoulder out indefinitely
09/02/15 P A.J. Griffin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
09/02/15 LF Coco Crisp Neck "?" Friday vs Seattle Mariners
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
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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