Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Casey Lawrence vs. Brian Johnson
The Seattle Mariners head to Fenway Park on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Casey Lawrence for the Mariners and Brian Johnson for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Seattle at +120 and Boston at -130. The Mariners have a 25-23-0 over/under mark and a 21-27-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 23-23-0 against the run line and have a 23-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 25-23-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 21-27-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 23-21-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 23-23-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
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)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/25/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1) expected to be activated to start Monday vs Chicago White Sox
05/25/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee left last game, "?" Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/06/17 P Tyler Thornbur Shoulder 60-day DL (4/1)
05/04/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (4/30)
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 21-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Casey Lawrence has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 8.10 and a WHIP of 2.16. He has 10 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 435 base hits and 229 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 150 batters and struck out 350. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
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As a team Seattle is hitting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Mariners hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jean Segura is hitting .335 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 52 hits this season in 155 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 133. Nelson Cruz is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 162 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Mariners have 403 hits, including 78 doubles and 49 home runs. Seattle has walked 173 times so far this season and they have struck out 376 times as a unit. They have left 333 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 212 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 25-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.20, Brian Johnson has a 1-0 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 391 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 448 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Mitch Moreland comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .369. He has 44 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 121. Mookie Betts is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 50 hits in 175 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Red Sox as a unit have 429 base hits, including 88 doubles and 40 homers. Boston has walked 168 times this year and they have struck out on 307 occasions. They have had 327 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 222 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners +120
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