Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners are squaring off against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. The matchup gets going at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on RTNW and FSW.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

The Mariners are 42-24 SU and 33-32 ATS. The team has gained 14.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 1.0 units against the spread (ATS). Seattle has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Angels are 37-30 SU and have gone 32-34 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 2.3 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 4.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Mariners games have an over/under record of 34-31 thus far in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 28-35-3.

Right-hander Jaime Barria is the probable starter for Los Angeles. Barria is 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Mariners will turn to righty Mike Leake (6-3, 4.46 ERA) to the mound. Leake has 50 strikeouts and 17 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.28. Leake is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 5.06 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The teams starters have a 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 10.3 K/9. In 28 games against divisional foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.05 and the bullpens ERA is 4.30.

Seattle’s hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over their last five. The teams hit .244/.311/.433 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners hitters have been led by shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Mitch Haniger. Segura is slashing .343/.365/.483 with five home runs, 40 RBIs, 50 runs and 14 steals, while Haniger is hitting .263 with 13 homers, 47 RBIs and 31 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.01 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.56, along with a K-per-9 of 9.18.

Angels hitters have slashed .248/.323/.421 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles offensive production been led by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who’ve collectively launched 25 home runs. Trout is hitting .304/.435/.658 with 21 home runs, 41 RBIs, 54 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Simmons (.330/.399/.460) is up to four homers, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Angels have gained 8.7 units and are 27-24 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 14.7 units and are 22-21 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 24 of those games, as opposed to 19 that’ve cashed the under.

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Angels have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • The Los Angeles defense has allowed zero errors over its last five games, compared to three errors for Seattle over its last five.
  • The Mariners have won four of their last five games SU.
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