Sunday, May 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Felix Hernandez
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +145 and Seattle at -155. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels have a 13-20-3 over/under record and a 17-19-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 18-17-0 against the run line and have a 13-18-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 14-21 record, including 8-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.07 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 34 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he has given up 40 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen while being struck out 98 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 311 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 253. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .242, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Angels hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.25 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .397. He has 39 hits this season along with 19 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 34 times and has walked 21 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 37 hits so far while scoring 15 runs and he's driven in 17. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 25 times. The Angels have 286 hits, including 46 doubles and 29 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Los Angeles has walked 107 times this season and they've struck out 195 times as a unit. They've left 218 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 130 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 8-8 home record and a 21-14 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.27, Felix Hernandez has a 3-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 32 hits. He has allowed 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.62 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 121 times and walking 38 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.22. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 270 base knocks and 113 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 104 hitters and struck out 305. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .220 average at home. The Mariners hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.4 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .270 and he has an OBP of .367. He has 34 hits this year along with 16 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 31 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 44 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 22 times. The Mariners as a unit have 294 base hits, including 47 doubles and 49 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Seattle as a team has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out 277 times. They've had 241 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They score 4.51 runs per game and have totaled 158 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-20-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 13-18-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 18-17-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
05/14/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/13/16 3B Yunel Escobar Thumb "?" Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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