Sunday, July 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney (2-0) vs. Taijuan Walker (7-6)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Safeco Field on Sunday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Taijuan Walker for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +101 and Seattle at -111. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Angels, with a 44-42 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 39-44 over/under record. The Mariners are 33-54 against the run line and have a 37-46 over/under record. They cover the spread 38% of the time.
The Angels show up with a 47-39 record, including 22-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney holds a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.77 and a WHIP of 0.84. The Angels are 3-0 over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 14 hits over that time period. The Angels are also 1-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.35 and they've given up 212 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 215 and walked 74 batters this season while opposing teams hit .233 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.15 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.26, they are 4th in the league.
Los Angeles is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .243 away from home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .330 and they hold a .429 team slugging percentage. With 95 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.32.
Seattle is 19-26 at home while holding a 40-47 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.53, Taijuan Walker will come into this game holding a 7-6 record and a 1.27 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 9-8 over the 97.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 97 hits. The Mariners are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.78 and they have given up 244 hits on the season. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 234 batters and walked 100 this season while opposing teams have hit .247 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.44 hits per game and are averaging 7.72 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.81, they are 13th in the league.
They are batting .235 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .295 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. With 97 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.9.
The Angels have committed 49 errors and have combined for 772 assists and 2,294 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 42 errors while having 899 assists and 2,347 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 39-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-42 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 37-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 33-54 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)
07/10/15 CF Austin Jackson Back "?" Saturday 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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