Friday, September 18, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton (3-4) vs. Yovani Gallardo (12-10)
The Seattle Mariners visit Globe Life Park on Friday to play the Texas Rangers. James Paxton is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Yovani Gallardo of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +159 and Texas at -169. The over/under was set at 9. The Mariners have a 71-69 over/under record and a 65-82 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Rangers are 87-58 against the run line and have a 61-75 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 71-76 record, including 37-35 on the road. James Paxton has a 3-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.82 and a 1.32 WHIP. The Mariners are 4-7 over his 61.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 56 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-5. His teammates are averaging 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 419 and walked 187 batters this season while opposing teams hit .253 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.68 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.82 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.16, they are 22nd in the league.
Seattle ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .247 on the road. The Mariners hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 21st in baseball. With 165 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.5.
Texas is 37-33 at home while holding a 78-67 overall record on the season. Yovani Gallardo has a record of 12-10 while sporting an earned run average of 3.35 on the year with a 1.36 WHIP. The Rangers have a record of 17-13 over the 169.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 168 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-20. His teammates score an average of 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. The Rangers bullpen has struck out 412 batters and walked 185 this season while opposing teams have hit .247 against them. Texas has a team average of 9.09 hits per game and are averaging 6.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.29, they are 25th in the league.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .276 at home. The Rangers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 13th in baseball. With 172 hits, Prince Fielder leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.68.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 82 errors with 1,534 assists and 3,986 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Rangers have accumulated 106 errors while having 1,501 assists and 3,875 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 71-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 65-82 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 61-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 87-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
09/10/15 RF Josh Hamilton Knee out indefinitely
09/02/15 P Alex Claudio Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 CF Leonys Martin Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/13/15 1B Kyle Blanks Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/01/15 C Robinson Chirinos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/31)
04/06/15 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/04/15 RF Antoan Richardson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/15 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/24), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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