Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Nicholas Tropeano (1-2) vs. Felix Hernandez (17-8)
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Tuesday to play the Seattle Mariners. Nicholas Tropeano is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +193 and Seattle at -208. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels have a 66-70 over/under record and a 62-80 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Mariners are 63-81 against the run line and have a 70-68 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Angels show up with a 72-70 record, including 28-39 on the road. Nicholas Tropeano has an earned run average of 5.66 and is 1-2 so far on the season while having a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 1-3 over his 20.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 28 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 372 and walked 136 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.22 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.44, they are 5th in the league.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .253, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .250 average 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 147 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.39.
Seattle is 32-40 at home while holding a 69-75 overall record on the season. Felix Hernandez is starting this game 17-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.16. In his starts, the Mariners are 18-10 and he has allowed 163 hits over 183 innings pitched this season. The Mariners are also 11-16 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 415 batters and walked 187 this season while opposing teams have hit .253 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.73 hits per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.20, they are 23rd in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Mariners hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 22nd in baseball. With 163 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.49.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 80 errors with 1,297 assists and 3,791 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 81 errors while having 1,501 assists and 3,905 put outs leading to a .985 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 62-80 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 70-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 63-81 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)
09/14/15 SS Brad Miller Neck "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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