Friday, June 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (4-5) vs. J.A. Happ (3-1)
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The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and J.A. Happ for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -110 and Seattle at -123. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays, with a 31-23 run line record, cover the spread 57% of the time. They also have a 22-30 over/under record. The Mariners are 19-34 against the run line and have a 23-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 36% of the time.
The Rays show up with a 28-26 record, including 15-12 on the road. Jake Odorizzi has a 4-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.61 and a 1.01 WHIP. He's pitched 72.1 innings thus far while surrendering 59 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rays are 5-6. Against the over/under, the Rays are 2-9 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 2.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 170 and walked 75 batters this season while opposing teams hit .220 against them. Tampa Bay has a team average of 7.45 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.42, they are 5th in the league.
Tampa Bay ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .244 while hitting .240 on the road. The Rays hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 18th in baseball. With 51 hits, Logan Forsythe leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.15.
Seattle is 12-16 at home while holding a 24-29 overall record on the season. J.A. Happ has a record of 3-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.70 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. He's pitched 58.1 innings thus far while surrendering 61 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 6-4. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 6-4 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 138 batters and walked 72 this season while opposing teams have hit .242 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.43 hits per game and are averaging 7.56 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.82, they are 13th in the league.
They rank 29th in the league in team batting average with a .236 average while hitting .244 at home. The Mariners hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 28th in baseball. With 67 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.02.
Tampa Bay has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 23 errors with 476 assists and 1,446 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 28 errors while having 562 assists and 1,442 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-23 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 23-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 19-34 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/31)
05/25/15 1B James Loney Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
04/09/15 C John Jaso Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Matt Moore Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland
06/03/15 1B Mark Trumbo Acquired "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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