Sunday, September 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Los Angeles Angels visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +133 and Seattle at -143. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels have a 60-69-5 over/under record and a 63-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 67-67-0 against the run line and have a 68-61-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 59-75 record, including 27-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 9-13 record with an earned run average of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 141 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he has given up 165 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 365 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.23 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,243 base hits and 585 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 410 batters and struck out 939. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .250, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Angels hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .320 and his on-base percentage is at .438. He has 147 hits this season along with 103 runs scored and 87 runs batted in. He's struck out 113 times and has walked 93 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 134 hits so far while scoring 79 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 59 times and has struck out 101 times. The Angels have 1,193 hits, including 228 doubles and 133 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Los Angeles has walked 386 times this season and they've struck out 811 times as a unit. They've left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 37-28 home record and a 69-65 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.01, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 14-10 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 166 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 177 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 462 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.21 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,180 base knocks and 553 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 383 hitters and struck out 1,096. 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 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Mariners hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.84 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .353. He has 164 hits this year along with 87 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 82 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Kyle Seager is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 141 hits so far while he's scored 76 runs and drove in 86. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 83 times. The Mariners as a unit have 1,184 base hits, including 202 doubles and 180 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 27 times. Seattle as a team has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out 1,049 times. They've had 896 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They score 4.64 runs per game and have totaled 622 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-69-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 68-61-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 67-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
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
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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