Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez (2-4) vs. Edgar Olmos (1-0)
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Wednesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The Rangers send Martin Perez to the mound to face Edgar Olmos of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +110 and Seattle at -120. The over/under was set at 8. The Rangers have a 57-71 over/under record and a 82-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Mariners have a 68-64 over/under record and a 60-78 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 72-64 record, including 40-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Martin Perez holds a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.07 and a WHIP of 1.45. In his starts, the Rangers are 5-4 over his 49.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 57 hits during those innings. The Rangers are also 3-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 382 and walked 175 batters this season while opposing teams hit .251 against them. Texas has a team average of 9.14 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.31, they are 25th in the league.
Texas is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .240 away from home. The Rangers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 13th in baseball. With 158 hits, Prince Fielder leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.67.
With a 29-37 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 66-72 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.50, Edgar Olmos will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 1.71 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 1-0 and he has allowed 16 hits over 14 innings pitched this season. The Mariners are also 1-0 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 392 batters and walked 179 this season while opposing teams have hit .258 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.88 hits per game and are averaging 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.29, they are 24th in the league.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .250 at home. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 158 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.53.
Texas has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 95 errors with 1,409 assists and 3,638 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 76 errors while having 1,444 assists and 3,743 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 57-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 82-54 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 68-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 60-78 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/15 CF Delino DeShields Jr. Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday 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
09/07/15 DH Franklin Gutierrez Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
09/07/15 DH Nelson Cruz Quad "?" Tuesday 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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