Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ (3-4) vs. Garrett Richards (7-5)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Seattle Mariners to Angel Stadium on Saturday. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Mariners and Garrett Richards for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +146 and Los Angeles at -156. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners, with a 27-46 run line record, cover the spread 37% of the time. They also have a 31-39 over/under record. The Angels have a 33-37 over/under record and a 36-37 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Mariners come into this game with a 33-40 record, and they are 16-17 away from home. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ holds a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.36. The Mariners are 6-8 over his 78.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 87 hits over that time period. The Mariners are also 8-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 198 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.68. 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 on-base percentage sits at .293, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .373. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.74 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 81.
With a 37-36 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 21-16 at home. With an earned run average of 3.66, Garrett Richards will come into this game holding a 7-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 8-5 over the 78.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 67 hits. The Angels are also 7-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 178 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.34. 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 8.72 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.27.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .267 at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .331, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .434. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.35 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 80.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .986 with 39 total errors, 750 assists and 1,970 put outs. 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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