Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds 7-25-2015
by Josh Schonwald - 7/24/2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Hutch (9-2) vs. J.A. (4-5)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Safeco Field on Saturday. The probable starters are Drew Hutchison for the Blue Jays and J.A. Happ for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -110 and Seattle at +100. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Blue Jays, with a 50-48 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 45-45 over/under record. The Mariners have a 41-52 over/under record and a 40-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 41% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up with a 49-49 record, including 21-30 on the road. Drew Hutchison has an earned run average of 5.19 and is 9-2 so far on the season while having a 1.47 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 12-7 over his 104 innings pitched this season while giving up 121 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-8. He is getting 6.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 245 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.48. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 289 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.04 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.03.
As a team, Toronto is batting .263, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .330, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .443. They rank 6th in baseball with 8.89 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 110.
Seattle is 21-27 at home while holding a 45-52 overall record on the season. J.A. Happ is starting this game 4-5 for the season with an earned run average of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.34. In his starts, the Mariners are 10-9 and he has allowed 111 hits over 102.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-8. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 275 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.76. Teams are hitting .249 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 264 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .298, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.99 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 108.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .984 with 59 total errors, 975 assists and 2,597 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 51 errors, accumulating 997 assists and compiling 2,614 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 45-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 50-48 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 41-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 40-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/24/15 P Drew Hutchison Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
07/24/15 SS Jose Reyes Facial is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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