Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mark Buehrle (11-5) vs. Taijuan Walker (7-7)
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays send Mark Buehrle to the mound to face Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -108 and Seattle at -102. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Blue Jays have a 45-45 over/under record and a 50-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. 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 head into this matchup with a 49-49 record, including 21-30 on the road. Mark Buehrle has an earned run average of 3.23 and is 11-5 so far on the season while having a 1.16 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 12-7 over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 129 hits over that time period. 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 an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 289 and walked 87 batters this season while opposing teams hit .226 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.75 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.06 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.04, they are 22nd in the league.
As a team, Toronto is batting .262, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 110 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.87.
With a 21-27 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 45-52 overall mark. Taijuan Walker is starting this game 7-7 for the season with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.29. The Mariners have a record of 10-9 over the 106.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 111 hits. 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 an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 264 batters and walked 111 this season while opposing teams have hit .249 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.48 hits per game and are averaging 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.84, they are 17th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Mariners hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 26th in baseball. With 108 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.
Toronto has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 59 errors with 975 assists and 2,597 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 51 errors while having 997 assists and 2,614 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
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
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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