Sunday, March 12, 2017
Tempe Diablo Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Miranda vs. Jesse Chavez
The Seattle Mariners visit Tempe Diablo Stadium on Sunday, March 12, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Ariel Miranda for the Mariners and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +105 and Los Angeles at -125. The Mariners had a 80-76-6 over/under record and a 80-82-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 49% of the time. The Angels were 77-85-0 against the run line and had a 71-84-7 over/under record. They covered the spread 48% of the time.
The Mariners are coming off a 86-76 record in 2016, including 42-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Ariel Miranda had a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.12. He had 44 strikeouts over his 58 innings pitched and he gave up 47 hits last season. He allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.25. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.60 and they gave up 463 base hits on the year. Teams hit .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 552 times and walking 182 times last season. As a team, Seattle allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine innings. They were 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Mariners pitchers collectively gave up 1,410 base hits and 647 earned runs. They allowed 213 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff walked 460 batters and struck out 1,318. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit was 4.30.
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As a team Seattle batted .259, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Mariners held a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which was good for 9th in baseball. They ranked 7th in baseball with 8.93 hits per game. Kyle Seager is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .278 with an on-base percentage of .359. He had 166 hits last season along with 89 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He struck out 108 times and walked 69 times. Robinson Cano hit .298 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .350. He totaled 195 hits while scoring 107 runs and he drove in 103. He walked 47 times and struck out on 100 occasions. The Mariners had 1,446 hits, including 251 doubles and 223 home runs. They stole 56 bases and were thrown out stealing 28 times. Seattle walked 506 times last season and they struck out 1,288 times as a unit. They left 1,099 men on base and had a team OPS of .756. They scored 4.74 runs per contest and scored a total of 768 runs last year.
Los Angeles had a 40-41 home record and a 74-88 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 4.43, Jesse Chavez had a 2-2 record and a 1.33 WHIP last season. He had 63 strikeouts over the 67 innings he pitched during which he gave up 71 hits. He allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.49. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.77 and they gave up 538 base hits on the year. Teams hit .255 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 437 times and walking 189 times last season. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.35 batters per nine innings. They were 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Angels pitchers as a team surrendered 1,480 base knocks and 676 earned runs last season. They gave up 208 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff walked 498 hitters and struck out 1,136. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.39 while their FIP as a staff was 4.62.
As a team, they batted .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Angels held a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which was good for 18th in baseball. They ranked 22nd in baseball with 8.49 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup after batting .304 with an OBP of .355. He had 157 hits last year along with 68 runs scored and 39 RBI. He struck out 67 times and walked on 40 occasions. Mike Trout hit .315 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .441. He collected 173 hits while scoring 123 runs and driving in 100. He earned a walk 116 times and punched out 137 times. The Angels as a unit had 1,410 base hits, including 279 doubles and 156 homers. They had 73 stolen bases and were thrown out 34 times. Los Angeles as a team walked 471 times last year and they struck out 991 times. They had 1,037 men left on base and had an OPS of .726. They scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 717 runs last season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners were 80-76-6 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Mariners were 80-82-0 against the run line last season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels were 71-84-7 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Angels were 77-85-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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Los Angeles Angels
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Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners +105
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