Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Christian Bergman
The Oakland Athletics visit Safeco Field on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Christian Bergman for the Mariners.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +108 and Seattle at -118. The Athletics have a 21-17-0 over/under record and a 18-20-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 19-20-0 against the run line and have a 20-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 21-17-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 18-20-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 20-19-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 19-20-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
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
05/15/17 2B Robinson Cano Quad is expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Oakland Athletics
05/14/17 P Ryan Weber Bicep 10-day DL (5/14)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 16-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 33 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 304 base hits and 164 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 283. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .234, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Yonder Alonso is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 32 hits this season in 113 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .646 and an OPS+ of 186. Jed Lowrie is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Athletics have 294 hits, including 63 doubles and 52 home runs. Oakland has walked 126 times so far this season and they have struck out 324 times as a unit. They have left 248 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 145 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 18-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Christian Bergman has a 0-1 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 8.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 128 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 349 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 289 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Mariners hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .406. He has 43 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 135 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .578 with an OPS+ of 173. 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 148 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Mariners as a unit have 345 base hits, including 74 doubles and 42 homers. Seattle has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out on 310 occasions. They have had 289 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 188 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +108
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