Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners 7/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Marco Gonzales
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, July 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Marco Gonzales for the Mariners.
Los Angeles opens at -105 while Seattle opens at -105. The Angels have a 43-39-3 over/under record and a 38-47-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 45-41-0 against the run line and have a 42-43-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 43-39-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 38-47-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 42-43-1 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 45-41-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/04/18 P Garrett Richards Hamstring 10-day DL (06/14); expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs Seattle Mariners
06/29/18 SS Zack Cozart Shoulder 60-day DL (06/29)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 10-day DL (06/27)
06/16/18 P Jim Johnson Back 10-day DL (06/12)
06/15/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (06/12)
06/13/18 1B Jefry Marte Wrist 10-day DL (06/12)
06/08/18 3B Kaleb Cowart Ankle 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 60-day DL (05/17)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
06/30/18 P Felix Hernandez Leg left last game, is "?" for next start
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 43-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 2.64 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 100 strikeouts over his 92 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 318 hitters and walked 131 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 721 base hits and 334 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 294 batters and struck out 773. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 88 hits this season in 277 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 131. Mike Trout is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .454. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 199 while his slugging percentage is at .626. The Angels have 715 hits, including 128 doubles and 115 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 284 times so far this season and they have struck out 655 times as a unit. They have left 588 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 379 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 55-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Marco Gonzales has a 8-5 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 87 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 293 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 715 base knocks and 335 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 740 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Mariners hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .334 with an OBP of .362. He has 110 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 329 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 133. Dee Gordon is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 89 hits in 318 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .343. The Mariners as a unit have 760 base hits, including 141 doubles and 102 homers. Seattle has walked 231 times this year and they have struck out on 666 occasions. They have had 580 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 377 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -105
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