Sunday, September 20, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez (17-9) vs. Derek Holland (3-2)
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Sunday to take on the Texas Rangers. The Mariners send Felix Hernandez to the mound to face Derek Holland of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +103 and Texas at -113. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 71-70 over/under record and a 66-82 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Rangers have a 62-76 over/under record and a 88-59 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 60% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 72-76 record, including 38-35 on the road. Felix Hernandez has a 17-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.55 and a 1.15 WHIP. The Mariners are 18-11 over his 190 innings pitched and he's also given up 168 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 11-16 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 424 and walked 188 batters this season while opposing teams hit .251 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.66 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.84 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.14, they are 21st in the league.
Seattle is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Mariners hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. With 166 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.51.
Texas is 38-34 at home while holding a 79-68 overall record on the season. Derek Holland has a record of 3-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.77 on the year with a 1.14 WHIP. The Rangers have a record of 4-3 over the 43 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 42 hits. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 2-4 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. The Rangers bullpen has struck out 416 batters and walked 186 this season while opposing teams have hit .246 against them. Texas has a team average of 9.1 hits per game and are averaging 6.74 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.27, they are 24th in the league.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .275 at home. The Rangers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 10th in baseball. With 172 hits, Prince Fielder leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.67.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 83 errors with 1,543 assists and 4,013 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Rangers have accumulated 107 errors while having 1,528 assists and 3,929 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 71-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 66-82 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 62-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 88-59 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)
09/02/15 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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