Monday, August 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Seattle Mariners head to Angel Stadium on Monday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Seattle at -135 and Los Angeles at +125. The over/under is 8. The Mariners have a 55-55-5 over/under mark and a 60-55-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Angels are 56-60-0 against the run line and have a 52-61-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Mariners head into this game with a 61-54 record, and they are 28-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 6-4 record with an ERA of 3.39 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 80 strikeouts during his 95.2 innings pitched and he has given up 78 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.46. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have allowed 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the pen while they've been struck out 401 times and walked 130 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.64 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 hitters per nine. They are 9th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.94. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 996 base hits and 454 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 956. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Mariners have a .432 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .294 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 137 hits this season along with 75 runs scored and 73 runs batted in. He's struck out 71 times and has walked 33 times. Kyle Seager is hitting .282 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 122 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 73. He has walked 46 times and has struck out 77 times. The Mariners have 1,013 hits, including 175 doubles and 162 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Seattle has walked 359 times this season and they've struck out 905 times as a unit. They've left 768 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 533 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 26-29 home mark and a 49-67 overall record. With an ERA of 5.14, Ricky Nolasco has a 4-9 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 103 strikeouts over the 136.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 151 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 316 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.34 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,083 base knocks and 521 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 360 hitters and struck out 823. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Angels hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.53 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .311 and he has an OBP of .423. He has 127 hits this year along with 90 runs scored and 75 RBI. He's struck out 99 times and has walked on 78 occasions. Yunel Escobar is hitting .314 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 131 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 52 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,034 base hits, including 200 doubles and 110 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 342 times this year and they have struck out 686 times. They've had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They score 4.53 runs per game and have totaled 525 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 55-55-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 60-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 56-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/09/16 P James Paxton Elbow "?" for next scheduled start Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
08/05/16 P Steve Cishek Hip 15-day DL (8/2)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-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)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Los Angeles Angels
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)
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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