Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Sean Manaea
The Seattle Mariners visit O.co Coliseum on Wednesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -150 and Oakland at +140. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners have a 8-16-1 over/under record and a 13-12-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Athletics are 14-13-0 against the run line and have a 10-15-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 14-11 record, including 9-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 1.38 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 28 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he has given up 19 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.41 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the bullpen while being struck out 84 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.04. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 187 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 218. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team, Seattle is batting .232, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .259 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.72 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .275 and his on-base percentage is at .385. He has 25 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 13 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .257 and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 26 hits so far while scoring 14 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 14 times. The Mariners have 193 hits, including 32 doubles and 32 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Seattle has walked 88 times this season and they've struck out 193 times as a unit. They've left 167 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 105 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 5-9 home record and a 13-14 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.20, Sean Manaea has a 0-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 4 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.47. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 82 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 223 base knocks and 95 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 88 hitters and struck out 213. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .217 average at home. The Athletics hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 7.96 hits per contest. Stephen Vogt comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .315. He has 23 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 14 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .260 and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 25 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 17 times. The Athletics as a unit have 214 base hits, including 36 doubles and 29 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Oakland as a team has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out 192 times. They've had 172 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They score 3.48 runs per game and have totaled 94 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 8-16-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 13-12-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 10-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 14-13-0 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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