Friday, March 17, 2017
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Shelby Miller
The Seattle Mariners visit Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Friday, March 17, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Yovani Gallardo for the Mariners and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +105 and Arizona at -125. The Mariners had a 80-76-6 over/under record and a 80-82-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 49% of the time. The Diamondbacks were 67-95-0 against the run line and had a 89-67-6 over/under record. They covered the spread 41% of the time.
The Mariners are coming off a 86-76 record in 2016, including 42-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo had a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 5.42 and a WHIP of 1.59. He had 85 strikeouts over his 118 innings pitched and he gave up 126 hits last season. He allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.05. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.60 and they gave up 463 base hits on the year. Teams hit .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 552 times and walking 182 times last season. As a team, Seattle allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine innings. They were 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Mariners pitchers collectively gave up 1,410 base hits and 647 earned runs. They allowed 213 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff walked 460 batters and struck out 1,318. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit was 4.30.
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As a team Seattle batted .259, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Mariners held a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which was good for 9th in baseball. They ranked 7th in baseball with 8.93 hits per game. Kyle Seager is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .278 with an on-base percentage of .359. He had 166 hits last season along with 89 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He struck out 108 times and walked 69 times. Robinson Cano hit .298 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .350. He totaled 195 hits while scoring 107 runs and he drove in 103. He walked 47 times and struck out on 100 occasions. The Mariners had 1,446 hits, including 251 doubles and 223 home runs. They stole 56 bases and were thrown out stealing 28 times. Seattle walked 506 times last season and they struck out 1,288 times as a unit. They left 1,099 men on base and had a team OPS of .756. They scored 4.74 runs per contest and scored a total of 768 runs last year.
Arizona had a 33-48 home record and a 69-93 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 6.15, Shelby Miller had a 3-12 record and a 1.67 WHIP last season. He had 70 strikeouts over the 101 innings he pitched during which he gave up 127 hits. He allowed 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.87. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.94 and they gave up 583 base hits on the year. Teams hit .263 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 520 times and walking 260 times last season. As a team, Arizona allowed 9.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team surrendered 1,563 base knocks and 821 earned runs last season. They gave up 202 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff walked 603 hitters and struck out 1,318. They gave up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.49 while their FIP as a staff was 4.50.
As a team, they batted .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Diamondbacks held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 4th in baseball with 9.13 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup after batting .297 with an OBP of .411. He had 172 hits last year along with 106 runs scored and 95 RBI. He struck out 150 times and walked on 110 occasions. Yasmany Tomas hit .272 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .313. He collected 144 hits while scoring 72 runs and driving in 83. He earned a walk 31 times and punched out 136 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit had 1,479 base hits, including 285 doubles and 190 homers. They had 137 stolen bases and were thrown out 31 times. Arizona as a team walked 463 times last year and they struck out 1,427 times. They had 1,113 men left on base and had an OPS of .752. They scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 752 runs last season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners were 80-76-6 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Mariners were 80-82-0 against the run line last season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 89-67-6 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 67-95-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners +105
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