Saturday, September 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez (18-9) vs. Andrew Heaney (6-3)
The Seattle Mariners take on the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday at Angel Stadium. The Mariners send Felix Hernandez to the mound to face Andrew Heaney of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -105 and Los Angeles at -105. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners, with a 69-84 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 75-71 over/under record. The Angels are 68-84 against the run line and have a 71-74 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Mariners come into this game with a 74-79 record, and they are 40-38 away from home. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez holds a 18-9 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.17. In his starts, the Mariners are 19-11 over his 195.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 172 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-16. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.12 and they've given up 479 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 443 times and walking 200 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.73 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.88 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.15.
Seattle is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .249 away from home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .312 and they hold a .415 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 172.
With a 78-74 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 44-31 at home. With an earned run average of 3.30, Andrew Heaney will come into this game holding a 6-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 10-6 and he has allowed 89 hits over 95.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. The team is averaging 5.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.81 and they have given up 424 hits on the season. 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 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .251 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .327 and they hold a .415 team slugging percentage. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.31 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 159.
The Mariners have committed 89 errors and have combined for 1,593 assists and 4,143 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. 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 75-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 69-84 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
09/25/15 P James Paxton Finger "?" for next start
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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