Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Chris Stratton
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Chris Stratton for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +106 and Los Angeles at -116. The Mariners have a 13-6-1 over/under record and a 12-8-0 run line mark. The Angels are 8-11-0 against the run line and have a 11-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 13-6-1 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 12-8-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-8-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-11-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/15/19 P Wade LeBlanc Oblique 10-day IL (04/14)
04/11/19 3B Kyle Seager Hand 60-day IL (03/17)
04/10/19 P Chasen Bradford Shoulder 10-day IL (04/09)
04/02/19 P Hunter Strickland Side 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Gerson Bautista Pectoral 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Shawn Armstrong Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/17)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/16/19 P Tyler Skaggs Ankle 10-day IL (04/13)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 13-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 75 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 182 base hits and 86 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 157. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Seattle is hitting .270, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .515 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Dee Gordon is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 20 hits this season in 68 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 99. Domingo Santana is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 82 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Mariners have 192 hits, including 40 doubles and 42 home runs. Seattle has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 197 times as a unit. They have left 137 men on base and have a team OPS of .857. They score 6.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 132 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 8-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.54, Chris Stratton has a 0-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 141 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 54 hitters and struck out 133 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 25th in the league. The Angels hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Jonathan Lucroy comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .283. He has 13 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .275 with an OPS+ of 56. Brian Goodwin is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 13 hits in 39 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .564. The Angels as a unit have 113 base hits, including 20 doubles and 17 homers. Los Angeles has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 97 occasions. They have had 105 men left on base and have an OPS of .645. They have scored 3.88 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +106
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