Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Cesar Valdez
The Seattle Mariners visit O.co Coliseum on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are James Paxton for the Mariners and Cesar Valdez for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +167 and Oakland at -177. The Mariners have a 6-9-0 over/under record and a 7-8-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 7-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 7-8-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 7-7-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/12/17 SS Jean Segura Hamstring 10-day DL (04/11)
04/03/17 P Rob Whalen Calf 10-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Elbow 10-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Appendix 10-day DL (03/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Steve Cishek Hip 10-day DL (03/31)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/17/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 10-day DL (04/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.57. He has 22 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 3.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.83 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .283 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 134 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 109. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
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As a team Seattle is hitting .220, good for 24th in the league. The Mariners hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Kyle Seager is hitting .220 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 11 hits this season in 50 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .280 and an OPS+ of 78. Jean Segura is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 32 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Mariners have 110 hits, including 26 doubles and 14 home runs. Seattle has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 113 times as a unit. They have left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 59 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 6-8 overall mark this year. Cesar Valdez is making his season debut for Oakland. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 43 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 101 base knocks and 56 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 48 hitters and struck out 105 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 22nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .345. He has 12 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .367 with an OPS+ of 110. Khris Davis is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 16 hits in 53 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 187 and a slugging percentage of .679. The Athletics as a unit have 102 base hits, including 23 doubles and 16 homers. Oakland has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 117 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.57 runs per game and totaled 50 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +167
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