Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Martin Perez
The Seattle Mariners visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Martin Perez for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -125 and Texas at +115. The over/under was set at 9. The Mariners have a 65-61-5 over/under record and a 65-66-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rangers are 71-61-0 against the run line and have a 63-61-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 68-63 record, including 32-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 101 strikeouts over his 117.2 innings pitched and he has given up 97 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 368 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 456 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.25 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,143 base hits and 526 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 1,078. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team, Seattle is batting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.79 hits per game. Kyle Seager comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .365. He has 138 hits this season along with 73 runs scored and 83 runs batted in. He's struck out 81 times and has walked 53 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 159 hits so far while scoring 85 runs and he's driven in 82. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 81 times. The Mariners have 1,151 hits, including 200 doubles and 178 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Seattle has walked 399 times this season and they've struck out 1,027 times as a unit. They've left 868 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 603 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 43-21 home record and a 78-54 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.45, Martin Perez has a 8-10 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 163.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 168 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 333 times and walking 149 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.02 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,176 base knocks and 560 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 917. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .275 average at home. The Rangers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.86 hits per contest. Ian Desmond comes into this matchup batting .291 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 152 hits this year along with 90 runs scored and 78 RBI. He's struck out 137 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Adrian Beltre is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 137 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 38 times and has punched out 57 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,169 base hits, including 201 doubles and 170 homers. They have 76 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Texas as a team has walked 346 times this year and they have struck out 993 times. They've had 832 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They score 4.64 runs per game and have totaled 613 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 65-61-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 65-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 63-61-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 71-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/23/16 P Drew Storen Shoulder 15-day DL (8/20)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
08/27/16 P Jeremy Jeffress Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/16 P Shawn Tolleson Back 60-day DL (8/23)
08/18/16 P Lucas Harrell Groin 15-day DL (8/17)
08/15/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Forearm 15-day DL (8/15)
07/20/16 DH Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (7/19), out for season
06/26/16 P Colby Lewis Back 60-day DL (6/22)
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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