Friday, June 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Texas Rangers head to Safeco Field on Friday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has Texas at +135 and Seattle at -145. The over/under is 8.5. The Rangers have a 31-27-1 over/under mark and a 35-24-0 run line record, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Mariners are 28-31-0 against the run line and have a 28-27-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Rangers head into this game with a 36-23 record, and they are 13-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 5-4 record with an ERA of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 33 strikeouts during his 59.2 innings pitched and he has given up 60 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have allowed 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the pen while they've been struck out 152 times and walked 67 times this year. As a unit, Texas has given up 8.76 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.90. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 517 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 189 batters and struck out 413. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team, Texas is hitting .266, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Rangers have a .420 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .324. He has 61 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 40 runs batted in. He's struck out 25 times and has walked 17 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 55 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 25 times. The Rangers have 532 hits, including 102 doubles and 63 home runs. They've stolen 38 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Texas has walked 150 times this season and they've struck out 414 times as a unit. They've left 367 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 281 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 14-15 home mark and a 33-26 overall record. With an ERA of 4.13, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 4-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 76.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 78 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.89 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 194 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 483 base knocks and 213 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 501. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Mariners hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .378. He has 62 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 56 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 48. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 37 times. The Mariners as a unit have 526 base hits, including 85 doubles and 86 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Seattle as a team has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out 442 times. They've had 384 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 5.08 runs per game and have totaled 300 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 31-27-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 35-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-27-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 28-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/08/16 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Houston Astros
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
05/24/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Hamstring 15-day DL (5/21)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/28/16 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (5/26)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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