Mariners vs. Angels Thursday Prediction
American League West rivals meet Thursday night at 10:07 p.m. ET in what should be a good pitching matchup between the Mariners and Angels. Will the under cash for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:07 p.m. ET, Angel Stadium
TV: SEA (RSNW); LAA (FSW)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Angels as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mariners to beat the Angels on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Mariners' Paxton surrenders four runs in loss to Rockies
James Paxton surrendered four runs in seven innings and was charged with a loss against the Rockies on Saturday. It was smooth sailing early on as he allowed just one run through six frames, but then he served up a three-run home run to Noel Cuevas in the seventh to turn a sweet game sour. Paxton struck out nine batters against one walk and seven total hits. He falls to 8-3 on the season with a 3.49 ERA and 1.07 WHIP after 19 starts. He ranks fifth in the major leagues with 154 strikeouts in 118 2/3 innings.
Angels' Skaggs penciled to start vs. Mariners
Tyler Skaggs (groin) is "penciled in" as the starter for the Angels on Thursday against the Mariners. Skaggs is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a right adductor strain. The hope for the left-hander was that he would miss only one turn in the rotation after being placed on the DL on July 4, retroactive to July 1 -- and if he's able to make the start against Seattle on Thursday, that's all he would miss. His return would be a boost for the Angels, who very well could be without staff ace Garrett Richards for the rest of the year due to a damaged UCL in his right elbow.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are 6-2 in their last eight games versus the Angels.
The Angels have beaten the Mariners in five of Paxton's last seven starts.
The under is 4-1 in Skaggs' last five starts overall and 4-1 in his last five outings coming off 11 or more days of rest. On the other side, the under is 4-0 in Paxton's last four starts and has cashed in 10 of his last 13 outings versus a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Mariners/Angels under 7.5