Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nate Karns vs. Cody Anderson
The Seattle Mariners visit Progressive Field on Thursday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Nate Karns for the Mariners and Cody Anderson for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +112 and Cleveland at -122. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 4-8-1 over/under record and a 7-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Indians are 4-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-5-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 36% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 5-8 record, including 4-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Nate Karns has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.70. He has 13 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he has given up 12 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .166 against the bullpen while being struck out 44 times and walking 13 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 106 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 43 batters and struck out 116. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.50.
As a team, Seattle is batting .219, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.46 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 13 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 8 times and has walked 5 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .231 and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 12 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 8 times. The Mariners have 97 hits, including 19 doubles and 17 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Seattle has walked 38 times this season and they've struck out 107 times as a unit. They've left 86 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 47 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 3-3 home record and a 6-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.91, Cody Anderson has a 0-1 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 15 hits. He has allowed 12.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 25 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.44 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 86 base knocks and 45 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 33 hitters and struck out 91. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Indians hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.27 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 12 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .326 and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 14 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 10 times. The Indians as a unit have 91 base hits, including 19 doubles and 10 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 time. Cleveland as a team has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out 101 times. They've had 75 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They score 4.09 runs per game and have totaled 45 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 4-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 7-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 5-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 4-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
04/20/16 P Carlos Carrasco Ankle "?" for next scheduled start
04/05/16 P Tommy Hunter Side 15-day DL (3/26)
04/04/16 3B Lonnie Chisenhall Arm 15-day DL (3/28)
04/04/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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