Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/28/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (-130) Angels (+110)
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (10-22, 5th in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (12-19, 3rd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Mariners coming in at -130 and the Angels are at +110. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Margevicius and Andrew Heaney.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/27/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Out for the season
8/27/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Evan White 1B Shoulder Probable for Aug 27
8/26/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/25/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/22/2020 Dylan Moore RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/16/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/25/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/25/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/24/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2020 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 12-19 overall record this season. Margevicius (3-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.34 and he has faced 341 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 6.14 (52 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.470. He has given up 90 base hits (10.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 22 free passes. Margevicius has taken the ball for 76 innings and has tallied 60 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.52 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 117 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 240 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 256. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Seattle is hitting .228, good for 23rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Kyle Lewis is hitting .360 with an on-base percentage of .446. He has 40 hits this season in 111 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 185. J.P. Crawford is hitting .232 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 112 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .313. The Mariners have 234 hits, including 46 doubles and 34 home runs. Seattle has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 280 times as a unit. They have left 199 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 132 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 10-22 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Heaney has allowed 458 hits while he has accumulated 461 strikeouts in 467 innings. He has given up a total of 234 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.55 and he has faced 1,973 opposing batters in his career. Heaney (21-28 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.51 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 135 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.41. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 167 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .333. He has 28 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .564 with an OPS+ of 140. Anthony Rendon is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .442. He has collected 31 hits in 98 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Angels as a unit have 252 base hits, including 47 doubles and 46 homers. Los Angeles has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 273 occasions. They have had 228 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 150 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners (-130)
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