Monday, September 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Miranda vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Seattle Mariners head to Angel Stadium on Monday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Ariel Miranda for the Mariners and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels. The Mariners have a 74-63-5 over/under mark and a 71-71-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Angels are 69-72-0 against the run line and have a 62-74-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this game with a 74-68 record, and they are 34-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Ariel Miranda has a 3-1 record with an ERA of 4.79 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 27 strikeouts during his 35.2 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.45. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have allowed 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the pen while they've been struck out 482 times and walked 161 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.89 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.11 hitters per nine. They are 15th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.16. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,258 base hits and 588 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out 1,147. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .260 average on the road. The Mariners have a .432 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .354. He has 172 hits this season along with 94 runs scored and 86 runs batted in. He's struck out 87 times and has walked 42 times. Kyle Seager is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 153 hits so far while scoring 83 runs and he's driven in 92. He has walked 60 times and has struck out 92 times. The Mariners have 1,269 hits, including 218 doubles and 196 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Seattle has walked 448 times this season and they've struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They've left 951 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 679 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 32-35 home mark and a 62-79 overall record. With an ERA of 4.90, Ricky Nolasco has a 5-13 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 170.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 181 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 387 times and walking 163 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.29 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,305 base knocks and 614 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 186 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 437 hitters and struck out 994. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
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 .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .324 and he has an OBP of .440. He has 156 hits this year along with 110 runs scored and 89 RBI. He's struck out 120 times and has walked on 96 occasions. Yunel Escobar is hitting .319 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 143 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 37 times and has punched out 55 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,252 base hits, including 236 doubles and 143 homers. They have 57 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 402 times this year and they have struck out 859 times. They've had 898 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.49 runs per game and have totaled 633 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 74-63-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 71-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-74-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 69-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Los Angeles Angels
09/06/16 P Matt Shoemaker Head 15-day DL (9/5), out for season
09/05/16 P Huston Street Knee 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosia Finger 15-day DL (8/4)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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