Friday, August 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tim Lincecum vs. Felix Hernandez
The Los Angeles Angels head to Safeco Field on Friday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Tim Lincecum for the Angels and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. The Angels have a 46-58-3 over/under mark and a 50-57-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 54-52-0 against the run line and have a 51-50-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Angels head into this game with a 49-58 record, and they are 23-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum has a 2-5 record with an ERA of 8.49 and a WHIP of 2.29. He has 31 strikeouts during his 35 innings pitched and he has given up 59 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 15.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.05. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have allowed 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the pen while they've been struck out 286 times and walked 123 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.48 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.38 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.62. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 981 base hits and 459 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 764. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Angels have a .400 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.36 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 108 hits this season along with 64 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 47 times. Mike Trout is hitting .318 and he has an on-base percentage of .430. He has totaled 121 hits so far while scoring 85 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 73 times and has struck out 84 times. The Angels have 978 hits, including 191 doubles and 101 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Los Angeles has walked 317 times this season and they've struck out 626 times as a unit. They've left 708 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 27-24 home mark and a 54-52 overall record. With an ERA of 3.46, Felix Hernandez has a 5-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 80.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 72 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 377 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.45 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 917 base knocks and 426 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 892. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Mariners hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.77 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .301 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 129 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 68 RBI. He's struck out 67 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 108 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 106 times. The Mariners as a unit have 930 base hits, including 167 doubles and 151 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Seattle as a team has walked 328 times this year and they have struck out 837 times. They've had 701 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.67 runs per game and have totaled 495 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 46-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 51-50-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 54-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 15-day DL (7/19)
07/19/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (7/16)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis 15-day DL (7/20)
07/06/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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