Friday, April 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Nick Tropeano
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Friday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Nick Tropeano for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -133 and Los Angeles at +123. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners have a 4-9-1 over/under record and a 8-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Angels are 9-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 6-8 record, including 5-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.00 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 20 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he has given up 9 hits so far this season. He has allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.58 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .162 against the bullpen while being struck out 47 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 110 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 125. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.36.
As a team, Seattle is batting .211, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.14 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .259 and his on-base percentage is at .344. He has 14 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 10 times and has walked 6 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .214 and he has an on-base percentage of .279. He has totaled 12 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 9 times. The Mariners have 100 hits, including 19 doubles and 17 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Seattle has walked 41 times this season and they've struck out 116 times as a unit. They've left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .651. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 49 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 2-4 home record and a 6-9 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.84, Nick Tropeano has a 1-0 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 11 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.48. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 32 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 6.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.09. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 119 base knocks and 53 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 109. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Angels hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .259 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 14 hits this year along with 6 runs scored and 4 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 17 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 12 times. The Angels as a unit have 109 base hits, including 21 doubles and 6 homers. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out 83 times. They've had 94 men left on base and have an OPS of .590. They score 2.93 runs per game and have totaled 44 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 4-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 8-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-8-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Los Angeles Angels
04/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Knee 15-day DL (4/16)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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