Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (9-5) vs. Felix Hernandez (10-5)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Safeco Field on Thursday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Garrett Richards for the Angels and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +132 and Seattle at -142. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Angels, with a 43-40 run line record, cover the spread 42% of the time. They also have a 37-43 over/under record. The Mariners are 32-52 against the run line and have a 34-46 over/under record. They cover the spread 38% of the time.
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The Angels show up with a 45-38 record, including 20-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards holds a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.21. In his starts, the Angels are 10-5 over his 94 innings pitched this season while giving up 80 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Angels are 8-7 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 210 and walked 72 batters this season while opposing teams hit .229 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.26 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.84 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.38, they are 5th in the league.
Los Angeles ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .243 on the road. The Angels hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 3rd in baseball. With 90 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.36.
Seattle is 18-24 at home while holding a 39-45 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.02, Felix Hernandez will come into this game holding a 10-5 record and a 1.07 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 11-6 and he has allowed 85 hits over 110.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 3-13 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 2.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 226 batters and walked 98 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.35 hits per game and are averaging 7.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.78, they are 13th in the league.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .231 average while hitting .240 at home. The Mariners hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292 which is good for 30th in baseball. With 92 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.77.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 47 errors with 736 assists and 2,216 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 41 errors while having 865 assists and 2,266 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 37-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 43-40 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 34-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 32-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
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)
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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