Saturday, September 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Taijuan Walker
The Los Angeles Angels head to Safeco Field on Saturday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Taijuan Walker for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +118 and Seattle at -128. The over/under is 8. The Angels have a 60-68-5 over/under mark and a 63-70-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 66-67-0 against the run line and have a 67-61-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 59-74 record, and they are 27-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 2-3 record with an ERA of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 35 strikeouts during his 36 innings pitched and he has given up 38 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have allowed 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the pen while they've been struck out 357 times and walked 147 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.89 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.21 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.83. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,230 base hits and 574 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 403 batters and struck out 929. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .253 average on the road. The Angels have a .410 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 18th in the league. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.5 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .319 and his on-base percentage is at .436. He has 146 hits this season along with 102 runs scored and 84 runs batted in. He's struck out 113 times and has walked 91 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .266 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 132 hits so far while scoring 78 runs and he's driven in 59. He has walked 59 times and has struck out 100 times. The Angels have 1,183 hits, including 227 doubles and 131 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Los Angeles has walked 382 times this season and they've struck out 805 times as a unit. They've left 856 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 592 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 36-28 home mark and a 68-65 overall record. With an ERA of 4.19, Taijuan Walker has a 4-9 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 103 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 97 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 461 times and walking 149 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.23 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,170 base knocks and 548 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 379 hitters and struck out 1,090. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Mariners hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.8 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .352. He has 162 hits this year along with 86 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 81 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Kyle Seager is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 140 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 86. He has earned a walk 55 times and has punched out 83 times. The Mariners as a unit have 1,171 base hits, including 201 doubles and 179 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 27 times. Seattle as a team has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out 1,039 times. They've had 886 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They score 4.59 runs per game and have totaled 611 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-68-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 67-61-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 66-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/01/16 CF Mike Trout Undisclosed probable Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/31/16 3B Yunel Escobar Concussion 7-day (8/20); expected to be activated Friday
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/14/16 LF Shane Robinson Hip 15-day DL (8/13)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosia Finger 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
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
09/01/16 RF Nelson Cruz Hand "?" Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
08/31/16 P James Paxton Finger "?" for next scheduled start Monday
08/23/16 P Drew Storen Shoulder 15-day DL (8/20)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 60-day DL (7/30)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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