Friday, May 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Nate Karns
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Friday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Nick Tropeano for the Angels and Nate Karns for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +137 and Seattle at -147. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Angels have a 12-19-3 over/under record and a 15-19-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Mariners are 18-16-0 against the run line and have a 12-18-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 13-20 record, including 7-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.69 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 36 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he has given up 35 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.85 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 88 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 283 base hits and 130 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 235. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .240, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Angels hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.18 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .390. He has 37 hits this season along with 16 runs scored and 23 runs batted in. He's struck out 33 times and has walked 18 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 34 hits so far while scoring 14 runs and he's driven in 13. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 24 times. The Angels have 258 hits, including 38 doubles and 26 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Los Angeles has walked 99 times this season and they've struck out 181 times as a unit. They've left 201 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 8-7 home record and a 21-13 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.38, Nate Karns has a 3-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 31 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.34 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 119 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.74 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.11. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 257 base knocks and 106 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 298. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .216 average at home. The Mariners hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.35 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .270 and he has an OBP of .366. He has 33 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 30 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .303 and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 43 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 21 times. The Mariners as a unit have 284 base hits, including 44 doubles and 47 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Seattle as a team has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out 268 times. They've had 229 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They score 4.47 runs per game and have totaled 152 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 12-19-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 15-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 12-18-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 18-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
05/07/16 P Taijuan Walker Neck "?" for next scheduled start
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (5/2)
04/25/16 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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