Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels (0-0) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2)
The Texas Rangers head to Safeco Field on Friday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +110 and Seattle at -120. The over/under was set at 7. The Rangers have a 48-53 over/under record and a 64-43 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Mariners are 45-64 against the run line and have a 49-55 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 54-53 record, including 31-24 on the road. Cole Hamels has a 0-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.87 and a 1.17 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 0-1 over his 7.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 8 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 1-0 in his starts. He is getting 7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 348 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.68. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 302 times and walking 146 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54.
As a team, Texas is batting .254, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Rangers on-base percentage sits at .318, which puts them at 12th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .409. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 133.
With a 22-31 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 50-59 overall mark. Hisashi Iwakuma has a record of 2-2 while sporting an earned run average of 4.47 on the year with a 1.14 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 4-5 and he has allowed 55 hits over 56.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 5-4 when he starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 312 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.89. Teams are hitting .247 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 305 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .396. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.26 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 134.
In terms of team defense, the Rangers have a fielding percentage of .980 with 82 total errors, 1,088 assists and 2,868 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 59 errors, accumulating 1131 assists and compiling 2,951 put outs.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 48-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 64-43 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 49-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 45-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/18/15 C Carlos Corporan Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
05/29/15 P Derek Holland Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/11)
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
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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