Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Seattle Mariners head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +108 and Tampa Bay at -118. The over/under is 7.5. The Mariners have a 30-28-5 over/under mark and a 29-34-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rays are 30-31-0 against the run line and have a 27-29-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Mariners head into this game with a 34-29 record, and they are 19-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 3-6 record with an ERA of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 63 strikeouts during his 67.1 innings pitched and he has given up 62 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have allowed 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the pen while they've been struck out 208 times and walked 64 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.24 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.66. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 517 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 183 batters and struck out 536. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .272 average on the road. The Mariners have a .440 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.9 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .293 and his on-base percentage is at .377. He has 68 hits this season along with 36 runs scored and 43 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 27 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .295 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 76 hits so far while scoring 48 runs and he's driven in 51. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 38 times. The Mariners have 561 hits, including 89 doubles and 94 home runs. They've stolen 22 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Seattle has walked 199 times this season and they've struck out 465 times as a unit. They've left 413 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 13-16 home mark and a 29-32 overall record. With an ERA of 3.47, Jake Odorizzi has a 3-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 72.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 61 hits. He has allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 172 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 164 times and walking 65 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.64 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 511 base knocks and 241 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 177 hitters and struck out 515. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .220 average at home. The Rays hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.1 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .332. He has 67 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 37 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Steven Souza is hitting .254 and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 53 hits so far while he's scored 26 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 81 times. The Rays as a unit have 494 base hits, including 108 doubles and 90 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out 567 times. They've had 413 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They score 4.18 runs per game and have totaled 255 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 30-28-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 29-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 27-29-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 30-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/06/16 LF Brandon Guyer Hamstring 15-day DL (6/4)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/16 P Ryan Webb Pectoral 15-day DL (5/27)
05/23/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hand 15-day DL (5/22)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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