Saturday, April 1, 2017
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Tyler Anderson
The Seattle Mariners visit Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Saturday, April 1, 2017 to play the Colorado Rockies in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Yovani Gallardo for the Mariners and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +105 and Colorado 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 Rockies were 83-79-0 against the run line and had a 76-82-4 over/under record. They covered the spread 51% of the time.
Valuable 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
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies were 76-82-4 against the over/under last season
The Colorado Rockies were 83-79-0 against the run line last season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
3/29/2017 Drew Smyly SP Arm Questionable for start of season
3/28/2017 Steve Cishek RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
3/28/2017 Shae Simmons RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
3/28/2017 Rob Whalen RP Calf Questionable for start of season
3/22/2017 Shawn O'Malley SS Side Questionable for start of season
1/26/2017 Kyle Lewis CF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
11/12/2016 Ryan Cook RP Elbow Out for the season
6/23/2016 Boog Powell CF Suspension Suspended until Apr 20
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
3/30/2017 Jake McGee RP Illness Questionable for start of season
3/30/2017 Chad Qualls RP Forearm Questionable for start of season
3/28/2017 Chris Rusin RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Apr 11
3/26/2017 Chad Bettis SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
3/21/2017 David Dahl LF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Apr 14
3/14/2017 Ian Desmond 1B Hand Expected to be out until at least Apr 26
3/14/2017 Tom Murphy C Forearm Expected to be out until at least Apr 18
2/15/2017 Jairo Diaz RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
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.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado had a 42-39 home record and a 75-87 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.54, Tyler Anderson had a 5-6 record and a 1.29 WHIP last season. He had 99 strikeouts over the 114.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 119 hits. He allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.59. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 5.13 and they gave up 563 base hits on the year. Teams hit .269 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 477 times and walking 207 times last season. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They were 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Rockies pitchers as a team surrendered 1,532 base knocks and 779 earned runs last season. They gave up 181 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff walked 547 hitters and struck out 1,223. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.38.
As a team, they batted .275, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .304 average at home. The Rockies held a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which was good for 3rd in baseball. They ranked 2nd in baseball with 9.52 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup after batting .298 with an OBP of .350. He had 174 hits last year along with 87 runs scored and 100 RBI. He struck out 129 times and walked on 46 occasions. Nolan Arenado hit .294 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .362. He collected 182 hits while scoring 116 runs and driving in 133. He earned a walk 68 times and punched out 103 times. The Rockies as a unit had 1,544 base hits, including 318 doubles and 204 homers. They had 66 stolen bases and were thrown out 39 times. Colorado as a team walked 494 times last year and they struck out 1,330 times. They had 1,089 men left on base and had an OPS of .794. They scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 845 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners +105
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