Angels vs. Mariners Prediction
Who will win the rubber match between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners when the two meet up today at 4:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 6, 2018
4:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW; FSW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to prevail. Seattle is getting a money line of +110 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 56% going on Seattle at the home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Angels win streak ends
The Angels had their four-game win streak come to an end Saturday night in a 9-8 loss over 11 innings to the Mariners. That loss moves their record to 20-3 on the season and 12-3 on the road. Los Angeles is putting up 5.09 runs per game this season while allowing 4.45 per contest.
Shohei Ohtani gets the start this afternoon for the Angels. He has started four games this season and has a 2-1 record with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Over 20.1 innings of work, he has 26 strikeouts with nine walks.
Mariners keeping pace
Seattle bounced back from Friday’s loss with another victory, their fifth in seven games. The Mariners have not lost back-to-back games since April 23. Seattle is now 19-13 overall and 8-7 at home. The Mariners are averaging 4.66 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.69 per contest.
Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners today. He is 4-2 through seven starts with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. King Felix has pitched 38.2 innings this year and has 33 strikeouts with 16 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels have won nine of their last 10 road games against a right-handed starter. They also have won four straight games overall against a righty.
The Mariners have won eight of Hernandez’ last 10 starts against AL West opponents and four of his last five starts overall.
Hernandez doesn’t have great numbers, but he still is pitching competitively enough to keep his team in games. Ohtani has had a little bit of his early luster start to ware off and I think he will have some struggles this afternoon at Seattle. The Mariners have been one of the better teams in the league the last few weeks and I think they will find a way to hand the Angels another rare road loss today.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +130