Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. James Paxton
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and James Paxton for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +118 and Seattle at -128. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels have a 47-59-3 over/under record and a 51-58-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 56-52-0 against the run line and have a 52-51-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 49-60 record, including 23-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 6-11 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 120 strikeouts over his 125.2 innings pitched and he has given up 131 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 294 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,006 base hits and 473 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 777. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .245, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Angels hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.34 hits per game. Kole Calhoun comes into this game hitting .269 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 109 hits this season along with 65 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 49 times. Mike Trout is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .428. He has totaled 122 hits so far while scoring 86 runs and he's driven in 70. He has walked 74 times and has struck out 88 times. The Angels have 995 hits, including 192 doubles and 105 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 324 times this season and they've struck out 640 times as a unit. They've left 718 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 508 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 28-25 home record and a 55-53 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.93, James Paxton has a 3-5 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 73.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 85 hits. He has allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 381 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 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 933 base knocks and 433 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 312 hitters and struck out 907. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.8 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .296 and he has an OBP of .353. He has 130 hits this year along with 71 runs scored and 69 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 61 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 110 times. The Mariners as a unit have 950 base hits, including 167 doubles and 153 homers. They have 32 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Seattle as a team has walked 340 times this year and they have struck out 853 times. They've had 723 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.66 runs per game and have totaled 503 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 47-59-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 52-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 56-52-0 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 (8/2)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis 15-day DL (7/20)
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 Angels
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