Saturday, August 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Taijuan Walker
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Saturday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Taijuan Walker for the Mariners. The Angels have a 46-59-3 over/under record and a 51-57-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 55-52-0 against the run line and have a 51-51-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 49-59 record, including 23-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.81. He has 13 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he has given up 7 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.75. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 292 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.37 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 992 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 341 batters and struck out 774. 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 4.68.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .246, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Angels hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.39 hits per game. Kole Calhoun comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 109 hits this season along with 64 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 48 times. Mike Trout is hitting .317 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 74 times and has struck out 85 times. The Angels have 992 hits, including 191 doubles and 103 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 321 times this season and they've struck out 631 times as a unit. They've left 717 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 504 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 27-25 home record and a 54-53 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.66, Taijuan Walker has a 4-7 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 86 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 80 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 378 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 930 base knocks and 429 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 898. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Mariners hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .297 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 129 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 68 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .281 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 108 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 108 times. The Mariners as a unit have 936 base hits, including 167 doubles and 152 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Seattle as a team has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out 850 times. They've had 712 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They score 4.64 runs per game and have totaled 497 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 46-59-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 51-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 55-52-0 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
08/05/16 P Steve Cishek Hip 15-day DL
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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