Monday, May 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nate Karns vs. Kendall Graveman
The Seattle Mariners visit O.co Coliseum on Monday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Nate Karns for the Mariners and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics. The Mariners have a 8-14-1 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Athletics are 13-12-0 against the run line and have a 10-13-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 13-10 record, including 8-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Nate Karns has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 24 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he has given up 19 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.53 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .172 against the bullpen while being struck out 71 times and walking 21 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.52 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.04. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 170 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 196. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
As a team, Seattle is batting .227, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .227 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.52 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .262 and his on-base percentage is at .376. He has 22 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 19 times and has walked 12 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .226 and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 21 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 14 times. The Mariners have 173 hits, including 28 doubles and 32 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Seattle has walked 84 times this season and they've struck out 176 times as a unit. They've left 150 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 100 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 5-7 home record and a 13-12 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.03, Kendall Graveman has a 1-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 22.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.2. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.58 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 77 times and walking 17 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.99 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 209 base knocks and 89 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 198. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .219 average at home. The Athletics hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .238 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.04 hits per contest. Stephen Vogt comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .296. He has 19 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .261 and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 23 hits so far while he's scored 9 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 16 times. The Athletics as a unit have 200 base hits, including 34 doubles and 27 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Oakland as a team has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out 176 times. They've had 160 men left on base and have an OPS of .676. They score 3.6 runs per game and have totaled 90 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 8-14-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 13-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 10-13-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 13-12-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/25/16 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
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)
04/29/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 15-day DL (4/28)
04/22/16 3B Danny Valencia Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 15-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)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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