The Los Angeles Angels will look to avoid losing their fourth in a row as they play host to the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The game will start at 4:07 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on either RTNW or FSW.
Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Seattle (+105) is the underdog against Los Angeles (-115) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -200 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +170 for the Angels -1.5.
The Angels are 73-76 straight up (SU) and 68-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 21.6 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, have gone 82-66 SU this year and are 71-76 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 10.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 12.7 units ATS. Seattle is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.
Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 64-75-9 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 71-74-2.
Southpaw Marco Gonzales is projected to start for the visiting Mariners. Gonzales is 12-9 with a 4.24 ERA and 130 strikeouts. He’s 3-0 with 32 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year (five starts).
The Angels are handing the ball to righty Jaime Barria (10-9, 3.53 ERA), who has 88 strikeouts and 37 walks, as well as a 1.26 WHIP. Barria is 1-3 with 10 strikeouts and a 3.80 ERA over four starts against Seattle this year.
As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.22, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 63 divisional games, Angels starters have an ERA of 3.95 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.95.
The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .209/.269/.443 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Angels’ hitters have been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout. Simmons is slashing .295/.341/.421 with 11 home runs, 71 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while Trout is hitting .318 with 34 homers, 70 RBIs, 94 runs and 23 stolen bases.
For the visiting squad, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.28 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.72 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.84, along with a K/9 of 9.07.
The Mariners offense has slashed .254/.315/.407 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Mitch Haniger have led Seattle’s hitters. The speedy Segura is slashing .308/.341/.421 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 84 runs and 20 steals, while Haniger (.280/.362/.491) has produced 25 homers, 88 RBIs and 80 runs scored.
The Mariners have gained 13.6 units and are 48-52 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 52 of those games, compared to 47 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 13.2 units and are 19-28 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 16 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve cashed the under.
Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER
Seattle has tallied 16 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 18 XBH over its last five.
The Mariners have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
The Seattle defense has allowed eight errors over the last 10 games, compared to three errors for Los Angeles over its last 10.
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