Monday, May 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Yovani Gallardo
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners on Monday, May 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Yovani Gallardo for the Mariners.
Oakland opens at +110 while Seattle opens at -120. The Athletics have a 19-17-0 over/under record and a 17-19-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 18-19-0 against the run line and have a 19-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 19-17-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 17-19-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 19-18-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 18-19-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
04/30/17 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (4/27)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (4/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/13/17 P Ryan Weber Undisclosed left last start, "?" for next start.
05/13/17 2B Robinson Cano Quad "?" Sunday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 10-day DL (5/7)
05/06/17 P James Paxton Forearm 10-day DL (5/3)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Hip 60-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 LF Mitch Haniger Oblique 10-day DL (4/26)
04/03/17 P Rob Whalen Calf 10-day DL (3/31)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Elbow 60-day DL (3/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Appendix 60-day DL (3/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day DL (3/31)
03/31/17 P Steve Cishek Hip 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 16-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.18 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 27 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 288 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 267. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .234, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .219 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 28 hits this season in 128 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 120. Jed Lowrie is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Athletics have 278 hits, including 60 doubles and 47 home runs. Oakland has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 311 times as a unit. They have left 231 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 17-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.58, Yovani Gallardo has a 1-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 42 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 122 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 337 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 270 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 5th in the league. The Mariners hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .401. He has 42 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .569 with an OPS+ of 171. Robinson Cano is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 40 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Mariners as a unit have 335 base hits, including 73 doubles and 39 homers. Seattle has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out on 290 occasions. They have had 278 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +110
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