Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners are seeking their fourth straight win as they play host to the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. The action starts at 4:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game on FB.

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Odds

Both teams have matching moneyline odds (-105) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. Odds for wagering on the games total sit at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Angels -1.5 runs (+140) and Mariners +1.5 runs (-160).

The Mariners are 43-24 SU and 34-32 ATS. They’ve gained 15.4 units for moneyline bettors and 1.3e-15 units against the spread (ATS). Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 37-31 SU and have gone 32-35 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 1.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have lost 5.0 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Seattle games have had an over/under record of 34-31-1 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has been a decent under bet with a total record of 28-35-4.

The right-handed Garrett Richards will get the start for Los Angeles. Richards is 4-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 76 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners will send lefty Marco Gonzales (7-3, 3.28 ERA) to the mound. Gonzales has 62 punchouts and 17 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.24. Gonzales is 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA across one starts against Los Angeles this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.93 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.63 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 10.3 K/9. In 29 games against AL West opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of 3.95 and the bullpens ERA is 4.35.

The Seattle hitters have produced 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .279/.335/.521 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Mariners’ offense has been led by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .342/.364/.483 with five home runs, 41 RBIs, 50 runs and 14 steals, and Gordon is hitting .283 with 66 hits, 15 RBIs, 28 runs and 19 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.93 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.62, along with a K-per-9 of 9.22.

The Angels offense has slashed .247/.322/.420 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led Los Angeles hitters. Trout is slashing .310/.438/.682 with 23 home runs, 44 RBIs, 56 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Simmons (.330/.399/.460) has produced four homers, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Angels have lost 7.5 units and are 5-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 14.7 units and are 22-21 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 24 of those games, compared to 19 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, 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 two errors over its last five games, compared to five errors for Seattle over its last five.
  • The Mariners have won five of their last six games SU.