Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. Daniel Norris
The Seattle Mariners visit Comerica Park on Thursday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Adrian Sampson for the Mariners and Daniel Norris for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +107 and Detroit at -117. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Mariners have a 34-32-5 over/under record and a 34-37-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Tigers are 41-30-0 against the run line and have a 41-26-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 36-35 record, including 21-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.71 and a WHIP of 1.93. He has 2 strikeouts over his 4.2 innings pitched and he has given up 8 hits so far this season. He has allowed 15.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.48. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen while being struck out 240 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.53 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 606 base hits and 267 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 214 batters and struck out 605. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team, Seattle is batting .262, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .274 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.1 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 75 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 74 times and has walked 31 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 53. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 45 times. The Mariners have 646 hits, including 105 doubles and 105 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Seattle has walked 222 times this season and they've struck out 543 times as a unit. They've left 473 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 350 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 19-13 home record and a 36-35 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.00, Daniel Norris has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has allowed no hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 180 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.26 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 654 base knocks and 319 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 220 hitters and struck out 509. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .285 average at home. The Tigers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.45 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 79 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 71 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .301 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 86 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 52 times. The Tigers as a unit have 671 base hits, including 118 doubles and 91 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Detroit as a team has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out 605 times. They've had 490 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 4.77 runs per game and have totaled 339 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 34-32-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 34-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 41-26-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 41-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/21/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot is downgraded to expected to miss next scheduled start Friday vs St Louis Cardinals
06/17/16 P Wade Miley Shoulder 15-day DL (6/13)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23)
06/17/16 RF J.D. Martinez Elbow 15-day DL (6/17)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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