Saturday, July 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: C.J. Wilson (7-6) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Los Angeles Angels to Safeco Field on Saturday. The probable starters are C.J. Wilson for the Angels and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +112 and Seattle at -122. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels, with a 43-42 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 38-44 over/under record. The Mariners are 33-53 against the run line and have a 36-46 over/under record. They cover the spread 38% of the time.
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The Angels show up with a 46-39 record, including 21-21 on the road. Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson holds a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.20. The Angels are 9-8 over his 108.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 96 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Angels are 6-10 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.30 and they've given up 211 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 213 and walked 74 batters this season while opposing teams hit .234 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.17 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.28, they are 4th in the league.
Los Angeles ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .243 on the road. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .331 and they hold a .432 team slugging percentage. With 94 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.36.
Seattle is 19-25 at home while holding a 40-46 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 7.17, Hisashi Iwakuma will come into this game holding a 0-1 record and a 1.45 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 0-4 over the 21.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 28 hits. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 4-0 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.77 and they have given up 238 hits on the season. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 231 batters and walked 100 this season while opposing teams have hit .245 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.38 hits per game and are averaging 7.74 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 13th in the league.
They rank 29th in the league in team batting average with a .234 average while hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .295 and they hold a .381 team slugging percentage. With 94 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.88.
The Angels have committed 49 errors and have combined for 762 assists and 2,267 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 41 errors while having 889 assists and 2,320 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 38-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 43-42 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 36-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 33-53 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 "?" Friday 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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