Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/29/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+168) Angels (-196)
Angel Stadium is the venue where David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (10-22, 5th in AL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (13-20, 3rd in AL West) on Saturday. The Mariners open this game at +168 while the Angels are priced at -196. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Justus Sheffield and Griffin Canning.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/28/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Evan White 1B Shoulder Probable for Aug 28
8/27/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Out for the season
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
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 13-20 overall record this season. Sheffield (2-3 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.09 while he has gone up against 292 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.91 (35 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.576. He has conceded 72 hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 29 walks. Sheffield has thrown 64 innings and is sitting with 60 K's in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.98 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.37. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 259 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 271. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Seattle is hitting .232, good for 23rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Tim Lopes is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .278. He has 21 hits this season in 91 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .330 and an OPS+ of 71. Kyle Seager is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 113 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Mariners have 252 hits, including 49 doubles and 37 home runs. Seattle has walked 109 times so far this season and they have struck out 296 times as a unit. They have left 211 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 10-22 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Canning has conceded 111 base hits while he has totaled 119 punchouts in 117 frames. He has conceded 61 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.304 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.83 and he has faced 508 hitters during his pro baseball career. Canning (5-9 career win-loss record) holds a 4.68 earned run average while allowing 8.5 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 14th 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 4.55.
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. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .380. He has 43 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 134 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 129. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .183 this season and he has an OBP of .269. He has collected 17 hits in 93 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .398. 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 (+168)
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