Monday, September 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (13-10) vs. Taijuan Walker (10-8)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Los Angeles Angels to Safeco Field on Monday. Garrett Richards is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -109 and Seattle at -101. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels have a 66-70 over/under record and a 62-79 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Mariners are 63-80 against the run line and have a 70-67 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 72-69 record, including 28-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards holds a 13-10 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.24. In his starts, the Angels are 15-12 over his 174.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 158 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-13. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 366 and walked 135 batters this season while opposing teams hit .242 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.24 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.74 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.45, they are 5th in the league.
Los Angeles is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. The Angels hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 146 hits, Kole Calhoun leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.37.
With a 32-39 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 69-74 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.70, Taijuan Walker will come into this game holding a 10-8 record and a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 16-12 and he has allowed 159 hits over 162.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 16-11. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 409 batters and walked 183 this season while opposing teams have hit .255 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.77 hits per game and are averaging 7.79 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.22, they are 23rd in the league.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .250 at home. The Mariners hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 22nd in baseball. With 160 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.52.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 80 errors with 1,291 assists and 3,764 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 79 errors while having 1,493 assists and 3,878 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-79 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 70-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 63-80 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/08/15 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm out indefinitely
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Eye Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/10/15 DH Franklin Gutierrez Groin is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Colorado Rockies
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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