Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Angels will be squaring off against their divisional rival Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. The game will start at 10:10 p.m. ET and the action will be shown on either RTNW or FSW.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Seattle (-110) as the favorite over Los Angeles (+100). The total is sitting at 8.5 runs and gamblers can wager on the over for even money (+100) or the under for -120. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at -210 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +175 for the Mariners -1.5.

The Angels are 44-43 SU and are 36-50 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 21.4 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 55-32 SU and 45-41 ATS. They’ve gained 22.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.9 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Seattle games have an over/under record of 42-43-1 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 37-42-7.

Jaime Barria is getting the nod for Los Angeles. The right-handed Barria is 5-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 46 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners will put the ball in the left hand of Marco Gonzales (8-5, 3.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP), who has 87 punchouts and 20 walks. Gonzales is 0-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 5.73 ERA over two starts against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.83 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.15 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.98, along with a K/9 of 9.06.

The Angels offense has slashed .245/.319/.415 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons continue to lead Los Angeles’ hitters. Trout is slashing .310/.456/.627 with 24 home runs, 49 RBIs, 67 runs and 13 stolen bases. Simmons (.316/.375/.447) has produced six homers, 39 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff has yielded 4.1 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.96, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.9. The bullpen has a 3.80 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In 32 divisional games, Mariners starters have an ERA of 3.95 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.33.

The Seattle offense has put up 4.4 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .255/.298/.422 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners’ offense has been led by shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .330/.360/.468 with six home runs, 45 RBIs, 60 runs and 14 steals, while Gordon’s line is .280/.301/.342 with 90 hits, 20 RBIs, 38 runs and 22 stolen bases.

The Angels have lost 12.7 units and are 5-16 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to 10 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 21.8 units and are 30-28 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 31 of those games, compared to 27 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has recorded 20 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Seattle has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • Seattle has recorded 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.2 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 11 over their last 10.