Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Free Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Seattle Mariners are heading south to play their AL West foe Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The game gets going at 10:07 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on RTNW and FSW.

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-130) as the favorite over Seattle (+120). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can take the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -175 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +155 for the Angels -1.5.

The Angels are 73-73 straight up (SU) and 67-78 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.0 units for moneyline bettors and 20.2 units (ATS). The Mariners, on the other hand, are 79-66 SU and have gone 69-75 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 9.2 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 14.1 units ATS.

Angels games have an over/under record of 62-74-9 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 69-73-2.

Mike Leake will get the start for the visiting Mariners. The right-handed Leake (9-9, 4.11 ERA) has recorded 109 strikeouts in 171 innings so far. He’s 1-3 with 13 strikeouts and a 5.59 ERA against Los Angeles this year (four starts).

The Angels will turn to righty Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.40 ERA), who’s got 27 strikeouts and 16 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.79. Despaigne hasn’t faced the Mariners yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.31 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.90, along with a WHIP of 1.26.

The Mariners offense has slashed .253/.314/.407 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Mitch Haniger continue to lead Seattle’s offense. The speedy Segura is hitting .310/.342/.424 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 20 stolen bases. Haniger (.276/.361/.485) has produced 24 homers, 86 RBIs and 76 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.19, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 60 games against divisional opponents, Angels starters have an ERA of 3.86 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.83.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .257/.344/.419 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Mike Trout have led the Angels’ batters this year. Simmons is slashing .296/.342/.425 with 11 home runs, 71 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while Trout’s line is .315/.464/.614 with 33 homers, 68 RBIs, 93 runs and 23 stolen bases.

The Mariners have gained 11.3 units and are 46-52 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 51 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 4.8 units and are 48-51 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 46 of those games, compared to 48 that’ve gone under.

Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in six of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Mariners have lost four of their last five games SU while the Angels have won six of their last seven.
  • Los Angeles has posted 22.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.0 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 13 over their last 10.