Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/31/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+181) Angels (-197)
Angel Stadium is the site where David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (12-22, 5th in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (13-22, 4th in AL West) on Monday. The Angels open this matchup at -197 while the Mariners are priced at +181. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marco Gonzales and Julio Teheran.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/30/2020 Matt Magill RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/28/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
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
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
8/30/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/29/2020 Hoby Milner RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/25/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
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 13-22 overall record this season. Gonzales has taken the hill for 481 innings and has tallied 387 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.21 (225 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.322. He has surrendered 512 base knocks (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 124 free passes. Gonzales (37-27 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.03 and he has faced 2,050 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.50 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 128 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 280 base hits and 188 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 288. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
As a team Seattle is hitting .231, good for 23rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Tim Lopes is hitting .232 with an on-base percentage of .276. He has 23 hits this season in 99 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 71. Kyle Seager is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 121 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Mariners have 265 hits, including 54 doubles and 38 home runs. Seattle has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 311 times as a unit. They have left 223 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 152 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 12-22 overall mark this year. Teheran (77-75 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.74 earned run average while giving up 7.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.57 and he has faced 5,742 batters thus far in his career. During his career, Teheran has given up 1,212 hits and he has 1,195 K's in 1,377 frames. He has given up a total of 572 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.218 and a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 137 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 285 base knocks and 172 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 278 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .381. He has 45 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 125. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .178 this season and he has an OBP of .272. He has collected 18 hits in 101 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Angels as a unit have 273 base hits, including 52 doubles and 50 homers. Los Angeles has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 290 occasions. They have had 245 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels (-197)
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