Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Mariners and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +124 and Los Angeles at -134. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 5-10-1 over/under record and a 10-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 63% of the time. The Angels are 9-8-0 against the run line and have a 6-9-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 8-8 record, including 7-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 8.04 and a WHIP of 1.92. He has 16 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this season. He has allowed 14.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.41. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.60 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .159 against the bullpen while being struck out 54 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 124 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 140. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team, Seattle is batting .226, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .259 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 7.75 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .270 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 17 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 7 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .246 and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 16 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 14. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 9 times. The Mariners have 124 hits, including 21 doubles and 20 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Seattle has walked 50 times this season and they've struck out 130 times as a unit. They've left 106 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 64 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 2-5 home record and a 7-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.70, Matt Shoemaker has a 1-2 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 15.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 37 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.20. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 60 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 22 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 58 hitters and struck out 141. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Angels hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .283 and he has an OBP of .389. He has 17 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 17 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 9 runs and drove in 7. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 13 times. The Angels as a unit have 121 base hits, including 22 doubles and 9 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out 90 times. They've had 103 men left on base and have an OPS of .597. They score 3.06 runs per game and have totaled 49 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 5-10-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 10-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-9-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-8-0 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 Angels
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