Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Oakland Athletics visit Safeco Field on Saturday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The Athletics have a 71-82-6 over/under record and a 88-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Mariners are 79-80-0 against the run line and have a 79-74-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 67-92 record, including 33-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.44 and a WHIP of 0.68. He has 16 strikeouts over his 25 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 515 times and walking 189 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.42 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 1,433 base hits and 704 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 457 batters and struck out 1,160. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Oakland is batting .246, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.35 hits per game. Danny Valencia comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 135 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 113 times and has walked 41 times. Khris Davis is hitting .246 and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 135 hits so far while scoring 83 runs and he's driven in 100. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 164 times. The Athletics have 1,327 hits, including 260 doubles and 166 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Oakland has walked 431 times this season and they've struck out 1,120 times as a unit. They've left 1,018 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 640 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 43-35 home record and a 85-74 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.96, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 16-12 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 142 strikeouts over the 195.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 209 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 538 times and walking 177 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,385 base knocks and 635 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 210 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 449 hitters and struck out 1,293. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Mariners hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.93 hits per contest. Kyle Seager comes into this matchup batting .280 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 164 hits this year along with 88 runs scored and 99 RBI. He's struck out 104 times and has walked on 67 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 191 hits so far while he's scored 103 runs and drove in 97. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 98 times. The Mariners as a unit have 1,420 base hits, including 245 doubles and 217 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Seattle as a team has walked 499 times this year and they have struck out 1,260 times. They've had 1,080 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 753 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 71-82-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 88-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 79-74-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 79-80-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/24/16 2B Arismendy Alcantara Thumb out for season
09/08/16 RF Andrew Lambo Lower Body 60-day DL (7/4)
08/17/16 CF Tyler Ladendorf Wrist 15-day DL (8/17)
08/16/16 2B Jed Lowrie Foot 60-day DL (8/4); out for season
08/07/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6), out for season
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 60-day DL (7/2)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
09/23/16 C Steve Clevenger Suspension 60-day DL (6/29); out for season
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 60-day DL (7/30)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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