Friday, September 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Vidal Nuno (1-4) vs. Garrett Richards (14-11)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Seattle Mariners to Angel Stadium on Friday. Vidal Nuno is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Garrett Richards of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +108 and Los Angeles at -118. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 74-71 over/under record and a 69-83 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Angels have a 71-74 over/under record and a 68-84 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 74-78 record, including 40-37 on the road. Vidal Nuno has a 1-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.30 and a 1.22 WHIP. The Mariners are 3-6 over his 73.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 69 hits over that time period. The Mariners are also 5-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 469 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.08. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 435 times and walking 195 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
As a team, Seattle is batting .250, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .415. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 171.
With a 44-31 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 78-74 overall mark. Garrett Richards has a record of 14-11 while sporting an earned run average of 3.73 on the year with a 1.24 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 17-12 over the 188.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 168 hits. The Angels are also 16-13 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 424 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.81. Teams are hitting .243 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 417 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.66 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .415. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 159.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .985 with 87 total errors, 1,580 assists and 4,119 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 82 errors, accumulating 1,388 assists and compiling 4,058 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 74-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 69-83 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 71-74 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 68-84 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/24/15 P Felix Hernandez Elbow is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
Los Angeles Angels
09/19/15 P Joe Smith Ankle 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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