Thursday, September 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland (3-1) vs. Felix Hernandez (16-8)
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Thursday to play the Seattle Mariners. Derek Holland is the probable starter for the Rangers and he'll face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +131 and Seattle at -141. The over/under was set at 7. The Rangers have a 58-71 over/under record and a 83-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 61% of the time. The Mariners have a 69-64 over/under record and a 60-79 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 73-64 record, including 41-32 on the road. Derek Holland has an earned run average of 2.37 and is 3-1 so far on the season while having a 0.86 WHIP. He's pitched 30.1 innings thus far while surrendering 23 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rangers are 3-2. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 1-3 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 386 times and walking 176 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.76 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32.
As a team, Texas is batting .255, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 158.
With a 29-38 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 66-73 overall mark. Felix Hernandez is starting this game 16-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.17. He's pitched 175 innings thus far while surrendering 160 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 17-10. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 11-15 when he starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 396 times and walking 183 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 158.
Texas has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 95 errors with 1,418 assists and 3,665 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 78 errors, accumulating 1,453 assists and compiling 3,770 put outs.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 58-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 83-54 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 69-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 60-79 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/15 CF Delino DeShields Jr. Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
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
09/08/15 DH Nelson Cruz Quad "?" Wednesday vs. Texas Rangers
09/07/15 DH Franklin Gutierrez Groin "?" Wednesday 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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