Friday, June 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (5-6) vs. Matt Shoemaker (4-5)
The Los Angeles Angels host the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on Friday. The probable starters are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +120 and Los Angeles at -130. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners have a 31-39 over/under record and a 27-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 37% of the time. The Angels are 36-37 against the run line and have a 33-37 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Mariners show up with a 33-40 record, including 16-17 on the road. Taijuan Walker has a 5-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.94 and a 1.39 WHIP. He's pitched 78.1 innings thus far while surrendering 83 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 6-8. The Mariners are also 7-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 194 times and walking 89 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
Seattle is batting .231 as a team, which is good for 30th in the league and hitting .225 away from home. The Mariners hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.74 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 81.
Los Angeles is 21-16 at home while holding a 37-36 overall record on the season. Matt Shoemaker has a record of 4-5 while sporting an earned run average of 5.20 on the year with a 1.22 WHIP. He's pitched 72.2 innings thus far while surrendering 73 hits over that time in which the Angels are 7-6. The Angels are also 8-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 195 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.31.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .267 at home. The Angels hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.38 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 80.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 40 errors with 750 assists and 1,970 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 43 errors, accumulating 614 assists and compiling 1,943 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 31-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 27-46 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 33-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 36-37 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21)
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 15 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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