Los Angeles Angels (35-28) vs Seattle Mariners (39-23)Date : 06/11/2018
Time : 10:10 pm EST
Location : Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners
Game 1 of a 3-game set between the visiting Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners will take place on Monday night at 10:10 pm EST at SafeCo Field in Seattle, Washington. The Angels have struggled a bit lately and have dropped to the number 3 slot within the AL West division while the Mariners have been on a tear recently in winning 11 of 14 games thus propelling them to hold down the tops in the division. This will only be the 2nd matchup of the year amongst these two teams with the Angels taking 2 of 3 from Seattle at SafeCo Field earlier in the season.
Los Angeles Angels 's Latest Performance :
The Angels come into this game winners of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-4. Recently, the Angels would play awful in a 4-game road set against the Detroit Tigers, thus losing the series on 5-31-2018. They would recover in a 3-game home series against the Texas Rangers as they won win game 3 by a 3-1 score to get the series victory. The Angels would go on to sweep the Royals in a 3-game home set on 6-6-2018 while also winning game 1 of a 3-game road set at Target Field against the Twins by a score of 4-2 on 6-8-2018.
For the season, the Angels are averaging 4.59 runs per game (8th) with a team batting average of .248 (13th), 78 homers (4th) along with 33 stolen bases (11th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.70 (11th) with 541 strikeouts (6th) with 25 quality starts on the year (15th).
Andrelton Simmons (.336 BA on 211 AB), Mike Trout (.312 BA on 208 AB), and Albert Pujols (.251 BA on 219) have been the offensive leaders for the Angels offense this season. Justin Upton (.234 BA on 218 AB) has also been very consistent contributor to the offense as el this season.
Tyler Skaggs (3-4) has pitched 60 innings while allowing 24 runs on 58 hits 8 homers, 19 walks, and 64 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.60. Garrett Richards (4-4) has pitched 61 innings while allowing 33 runs on 46 hits, 7 homers, 29 walks, and 69 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.25.
Seattle Mariners 's Latest Performance :
The Mariners have won 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 3-2. Recently, the Mariners would sweep a 3-game home series versus the Tampa Bay Rays on 6-3-2018 while also tying a short, 2-game road set against division foe Houston Astros on 6-6-2018. In yet another series with the Rays, this time a 4-game road set, the Mariners came out in dominant fashion winning the first 2 games of the set with a slim 4-3 win on 6-8-2018.
For the season, the Mariners are averaging 4.39 runs per game (11th) with a team batting average of .259 (6th), 61 homers (18th) along with 39 stolen bases (5th). Their pitching staff has certainly been inconsistent on the year with an ERA of 3.96 (15th) with 495 strikeouts (9th) along with 25 quality starts (11th).
Dee Gordon (.302 BA on 189 AB), Jean Segura (.339 BA on 224 AB), and Mitch Haniger (.270 BA on 200 AB) have been solid at the plate for the Mariners thus far. Kyle Seager (.223 BA on 220 AB) has also been pivotal to Seattle’s success this season.
Mike Leake (5-3) has pitched 65.2 innings while allowing 38 runs on 72 hits, 8 homers, 16 walks, and 39 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.93 while James Paxton (4-1) has pitched 74.2 innings while allowing 26 runs on 52 hits, 8 homers, 24 walks, and 95 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.13 for the season. Finally, Felix Hernandez (5-4) has pitched 66.1 innings this year while allowing 44 runs on 65 hits, 11 homers, 28 walks, and 55 strikeouts with an ERA of 5.83.
How Los Angeles Angels & Seattle Mariners Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, Angels are 31-33 ATS while the O/U is 27-34-3. On the other hand, the Mariners are 33-30 ATS while the O/U is 32-31.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The edge in this game goes automatically to the Mariners not only in that they are at SafeCo Field where they are 20-12 this year, but, that Wade LeBlanc (1-0) will be coming to the mound once again hoping to provide yet another spark for this pitching staff on their impressive run thus far in 2018. Despite his last loss where he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in a 7-5 road loss to the Houston Astros on 6-6-2018, LeBlanc has allowed only 1.3 runs per game average in his last 7 starts. The pitcher for the Angels have not been determined, however, their pitching staff has also pitched well recently as they have allowed their opponents only 1.3 runs per game average in their last 5 games.
Against The Spread Selection: Seattle Mariners
My reason for the pick :
The Mariners have been on an incredible streak lately and while the Angels have tried to obtain the momentum that they lost recently during a huge losing skid, they will come up short against a rejuvenated Mariners squad that has recently grabbed the top spot from the defending champs in the Houston Astros. Though the Angels took the series earlier in the season, this was long before Seattle began their recent stellar play and while the Angels were riding high during the beginning of 2018. In all, take Seattle to win a competitive and interesting matchup on Monday night at SafeCo.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Angels :
- Betting Trends for Los Angeles Angels
- The Angels are 2-5 in last 7 road games
- The Angels are 12-10 in last 22 games
- The Under is 9-4 in last 13 games
Betting trends for Seattle Mariners :
- Betting Trends for Seattle Mariners
- The Mariners are 8-2 in last 10 home games
- The under is 8-2 in Mariners last 10 home games
- The Under is 10-5 in Mariners last 15 games