Sunday, August 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis (12-4) vs. Felix Hernandez (13-6)
The Texas Rangers head to Safeco Field on Sunday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The Rangers send Colby Lewis to the mound to face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +160 and Seattle at -170. The over/under was set at 7. The Rangers, with a 64-44 run line record, cover the spread 59% of the time. They also have a 49-53 over/under record. The Mariners have a 50-55 over/under record and a 46-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The Rangers come into this game with a 54-54 record, and they are 31-25 away from home. Colby Lewis has an earned run average of 4.68 and is 12-4 so far on the season while having a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 12-10 over his 138.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 142 hits during those innings. The Rangers are also 14-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 6.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.65 and they've given up 350 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .257 against the Rangers bullpen while walking 146 times and striking out 304 times. Texas is averaging 6.63 strikeouts per game while getting 9.27 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.54.
Texas is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .245 away from home. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .318 and they hold a .408 team slugging percentage. Prince Fielder leads the team in hits with 133 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game.
With a 51-59 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 23-31 at home. Felix Hernandez is starting this game 13-6 for the season with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.15. In his starts, the Mariners are 14-8 and he has allowed 124 hits over 143.2 innings pitched this season. The Mariners are also 7-14 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.87 and they have given up 314 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .248 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 132 times and striking out 307 times. Seattle is averaging 7.91 strikeouts per game while getting 8.5 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96.
They are batting .243 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .251 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .304 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 134 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.27 hits a game.
The Rangers have committed 82 errors and have combined for 1,096 assists and 2,892 put outs leading to a .980 team fielding percentage. The Mariners have committed 59 errors on the season with 1144 assists and 2,978 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 49-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 64-44 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 50-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 46-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/08/15 1B Mitch Moreland Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/08/15 RF Shin-Soo Choo Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
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
08/08/15 1B Logan Morrison Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Texas Rangers
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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