Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver (7-10) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4)
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Wednesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +123 and Seattle at -133. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels, with a 62-81 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 67-70 over/under record. The Mariners are 64-81 against the run line and have a 71-68 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Angels show up with a 72-71 record, including 28-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver holds a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.23. In his starts, the Angels are 10-12 over his 137.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 142 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 9-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.87 and they've given up 393 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 379 and walked 137 batters this season while opposing teams hit .245 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.2 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.75 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.43, 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. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .329 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. With 147 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.4.
Seattle is 33-40 at home while holding a 70-75 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.05, Hisashi Iwakuma will come into this game holding a 7-4 record and a 1.10 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 9-7 and he has allowed 93 hits over 102.1 innings pitched this season. The Mariners are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.14 and they have given up 445 hits on the season. 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 8.71 hits per game and are averaging 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.18, they are 23rd in the league.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .311 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. With 163 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.52.
The Angels have committed 80 errors and have combined for 1,306 assists and 3,815 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 82 errors while having 1,510 assists and 3,932 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 67-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-81 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 71-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 64-81 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)
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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