Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma (6-3) vs. Sean Nolin (0-0)
The Seattle Mariners visit O.co Coliseum on Sunday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Sean Nolin for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -141 and Oakland at +131. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners, with a 59-76 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 67-62 over/under record. The Athletics have a 69-57 over/under record and a 64-71 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Mariners come into this game with a 64-71 record, and they are 35-35 away from home. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma holds a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.09. The Mariners are 8-6 over his 89.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 80 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 8-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 427 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.33. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen while being struck out 388 times and walking 176 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33.
Seattle ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .245 on the road. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .410. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.51 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 158.
With a 58-77 overall record, Oakland will come into this game 31-39 at home. With an earned run average of 0.00, Sean Nolin will be making his season debut for the Athletics. The bullpen has given up 382 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.56. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 381 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .258 at home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 128.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .985 with 76 total errors, 1,410 assists and 3,662 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .979 team fielding percentage while committing 105 errors, accumulating 1,365 assists and compiling 3,603 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 67-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 59-76 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 69-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 64-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/15 DH Nelson Cruz Quad is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday & Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
09/05/15 DH Franklin Gutierrez Groin "?" Saturday vs. Oakland Athletics
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)
09/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4); expected to be activated and start Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/04/15 C Stephen Vogt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
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)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
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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