Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Tyler Skaggs
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -105 and Los Angeles at -105. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners have a 74-64-6 over/under record and a 72-72-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Angels are 70-73-0 against the run line and have a 63-75-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 76-68 record, including 36-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 15-11 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 130 strikeouts over his 179.2 innings pitched and he has given up 192 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen while being struck out 486 times and walking 164 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.07 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,271 base hits and 591 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 412 batters and struck out 1,157. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, Seattle is batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .353. He has 175 hits this season along with 95 runs scored and 87 runs batted in. He's struck out 88 times and has walked 42 times. Kyle Seager is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. 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 93 times. The Mariners have 1,292 hits, including 224 doubles and 199 home runs. They've stolen 45 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Seattle has walked 451 times this season and they've struck out 1,130 times as a unit. They've left 967 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 690 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 33-36 home record and a 63-80 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.13, Tyler Skaggs has a 3-3 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 48 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 392 times and walking 164 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.28 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,321 base knocks and 623 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 190 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 441 hitters and struck out 1,010. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 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 22nd in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .321 and he has an OBP of .437. He has 157 hits this year along with 110 runs scored and 89 RBI. He's struck out 123 times and has walked on 97 occasions. Yunel Escobar is hitting .320 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 146 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 35. He has earned a walk 37 times and has punched out 55 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,266 base hits, including 239 doubles and 146 homers. They have 57 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out 869 times. They've had 910 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.45 runs per game and have totaled 637 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 74-64-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 72-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-75-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-73-0 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
09/12/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Hand "?" Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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