Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Hector Santiago
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +103 and Los Angeles at -113. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners have a 5-9-1 over/under record and a 9-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Angels are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-9-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 7-8 record, including 6-3 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 3.14. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.70 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .165 against the bullpen while being struck out 52 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 118 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 50 batters and struck out 135. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team, Seattle is batting .222, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 7.6 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 16 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 7 runs batted in. He's struck out 11 times and has walked 7 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .246 and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 15 hits so far while scoring 9 runs and he's driven in 14. He has walked 6 times and has struck out 9 times. The Mariners have 114 hits, including 20 doubles and 19 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Seattle has walked 46 times this season and they've struck out 123 times as a unit. They've left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 59 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 2-4 home record and a 7-9 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.61, Hector Santiago has a 1-0 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 35 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.94. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 124 base knocks and 55 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 114. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Angels hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .397. He has 16 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 18 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 12 times. The Angels as a unit have 115 base hits, including 22 doubles and 7 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 51 times this year and they have struck out 85 times. They've had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .600. They score 2.94 runs per game and have totaled 47 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 5-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 9-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-9-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-7-0 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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