Saturday, September 19, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Vidal Nuno (1-2) vs. Cole Hamels (3-1)
The Texas Rangers host the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park on Saturday. Vidal Nuno is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Cole Hamels of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +203 and Texas at -220. 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 88-58 against the run line and have a 62-75 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
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The Mariners come into this game with a 71-76 record, and they are 37-35 away from home. Starting pitcher Vidal Nuno holds a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.21 and a WHIP of 1.18. He's pitched 56 innings thus far while surrendering 54 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 3-3. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 4-2 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 449 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.09. 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 21st in the league.
Seattle ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .247 on the road. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .411. With 166 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.5.
With a 79-67 overall record, Texas will come into this game 38-33 at home. With an earned run average of 4.04, Cole Hamels will come into this game holding a 3-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He's pitched 55.2 innings thus far while surrendering 56 hits over that time in which the Rangers are 6-2. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 4-3 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 429 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.28. The Rangers bullpen has struck out 415 batters and walked 186 this season while opposing teams have hit .247 against them. Texas has a team average of 9.09 hits per game and are averaging 6.75 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.28, they are 24th in the league.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .276 at home. The Rangers on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .410. With 172 hits, Prince Fielder leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.69.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .985 with 82 total errors, 1,534 assists and 3,986 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Rangers have accumulated 107 errors while having 1,513 assists and 3,902 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 62-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 88-58 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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