Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees 4-17-2016 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 4/16/2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Masahiro Tanaka
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The Seattle Mariners visit Yankee Stadium on Sunday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +136 and New York at -146. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 4-5-1 over/under record and a 5-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Yankees are 4-5-0 against the run line and have a 5-3-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 4-6 record, including 3-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 12 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.34. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .162 against the bullpen while being struck out 38 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.99 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 78 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 101. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.31.
As a team, Seattle is batting .221, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .295 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.5 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .256 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 10 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 4 times and has walked 5 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .214 and he has an on-base percentage of .267. He has totaled 9 hits so far while scoring 6 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 7 times. The Mariners have 75 hits, including 13 doubles and 15 home runs. They've stolen 2 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Seattle has walked 34 times this season and they've struck out 74 times as a unit. They've left 68 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 39 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 2-2 home record and a 4-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.38, Masahiro Tanaka has a 0-0 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 7 hits. He has allowed 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.19. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.89 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 37 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.23 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.58 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 80 base knocks and 40 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 83. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .283 average at home. The Yankees hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.22 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this matchup batting .225 and he has an OBP of .244. He has 9 hits this year along with 3 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 9 times and has walked on 1 occasion. Mark Teixeira is hitting .219 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 7 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 8 times. The Yankees as a unit have 74 base hits, including 8 doubles and 12 homers. They have 8 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. New York as a team has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out 63 times. They've had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.78 runs per game and have totaled 43 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 4-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 5-5-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 5-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 4-5-0 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)
New York Yankees
04/13/16 P Aroldis Chapman Suspension 30-game suspension, eligible to return May 9 vs Kansas City Royals
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 15-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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