Friday, July 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago (5-4) vs. Mike Montgomery (4-2)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Safeco Field on Friday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Mike Montgomery for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +108 and Seattle at -118. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels have a 37-44 over/under record and a 43-41 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Mariners have a 35-46 over/under record and a 32-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 38% of the time.
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The Angels come into this game with a 46-38 record, and they are 21-20 away from home. Hector Santiago has an earned run average of 2.40 and is 5-4 so far on the season while having a 1.10 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 9-7 over his 101.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 77 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Angels are 7-9 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.22 and they've given up 204 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen while walking 73 times and striking out 213 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.89 strikeouts per game while getting 8.25 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.34.
Los Angeles is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .243 away from home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .331 and they hold a .431 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 92 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.37 hits per game.
With a 39-46 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 18-25 at home. Mike Montgomery is starting this game 4-2 for the season with an earned run average of 1.62 and a WHIP of 0.94. In his starts, the Mariners are 4-3 and he has allowed 34 hits over 50 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 2-4 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.73 and they have given up 235 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .245 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 98 times and striking out 230 times. Seattle is averaging 7.75 strikeouts per game while getting 8.38 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79.
They are batting .231 as a team, which is good for 30th in the league and hitting .239 at home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .293 and they hold a .378 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 94 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.75 hits a game.
The Angels have committed 48 errors and have combined for 748 assists and 2,243 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Mariners have committed 41 errors on the season with 876 assists and 2,293 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 37-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 43-41 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 35-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 32-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/09/15 P Huston Street Groin out indefinitely
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
07/09/15 CF Austin Jackson Back injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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