Sunday, June 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer (6-4) vs. Mike Montgomery (0-0)
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The Rays send Chris Archer to the mound to face Mike Montgomery of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -133 and Seattle at +123. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rays, with a 33-23 run line record, cover the spread 59% of the time. They also have a 22-32 over/under record. The Mariners are 19-36 against the run line and have a 23-31 over/under record. They cover the spread 35% of the time.
The Rays show up with a 30-26 record, including 17-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer holds a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 2.01 and a WHIP of 0.96. In his starts, the Rays are 7-5 over his 76 innings pitched this season while giving up 53 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Rays are 3-7 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen while being struck out 178 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.62 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.31.
Tampa Bay is batting .243 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .238 away from home. The Rays hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.09 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 52.
Seattle is 12-18 at home while holding a 24-31 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 1.50, Mike Montgomery will come into this game holding a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 0-1 and he has allowed 4 hits over 6 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 1-0 when he starts. The team is averaging 3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 140 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74.
They are batting .237 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .245 at home. The Mariners hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.04 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 67.
Tampa Bay has a team fielding percentage of .989 after having committed 23 errors with 491 assists and 1,500 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 28 errors, accumulating 581 assists and compiling 1,496 put outs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-32 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 33-23 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 23-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 19-36 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/06/15 P Jake Odorizzi Oblique out indefinitely
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
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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