Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners will play host to their division rival Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. The game gets going at 4:10 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on RTNW and FSW.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Seattle (+125) is the underdog against Los Angeles (-135) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at +110 for the Angels -1.5 runs and -130 for the Mariners +1.5 runs.

The Angels have gone 20-13 SU this year and are 18-14 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 7.7 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 5.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 19-13 SU and 19-12 ATS. They’ve gained 6.1 units for moneyline bettors and 7.3 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Mariners games have an over/under record of 19-12 so far in 2018. The Angels have an over/under record of 17-15.

The right-handed Shohei Ohtani is getting the start for the visiting Halos. Ohtani is 2-1 with a 4.43 ERA and 26 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Mariners are handing the ball to righty Felix Hernandez (4-2, 4.89 ERA), who has 33 punchouts and 16 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.27. Hernandez only made one start against the Angels in 2017 (0-0, 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings).

As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have yielded 4.7 runs per game overall this season. The clubs starters have an ERA of 5.21, a WHIP of 1.42 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.3 K/9. In 15 games against divisional foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.63 and the bullpens ERA is 4.63.

Seattle’s hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .265/.332/.388 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Mariners hitters have been led by right fielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano. Haniger is hitting .296/.376/.635 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 18 runs scored, while Cano is batting .293 with three homers, 18 RBIs and 20 runs.

Cano performed well against righties at home last year, slashing .321/.393/.542 across 214 such plate appearances (compared to his total season line of .280/.338/.453).

For the visitors, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.40 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.24 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.73, along with a K-per-9 of 9.00.

Angels hitters have slashed .259/.324/.435 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.6 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led Los Angeles offense. Trout is hitting .322/.447/.694 with 11 home runs, 21 RBIs, 28 runs and five stolen bases, while Simmons is hitting .357/.413/.530 with three homers, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

The Angels have gained 7.5 units and are 15-10 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 11 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 3.7 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 16 of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Angels have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Seattle has recorded 24.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.2 over its last five.