After rolling to a convincing win in the opener of their four-game set on Thursday night, the streaking Los Angeles Angels will look to double up on the reeling Seattle Mariners when they square off in game 2 on Friday night. Now, let’s find out if the Halos are the pick to get it done again or whether the M’s can snap out of the ugly funk they’ve been in.
Angels vs Mariners MLB Odds, Expert Predictions & Betting Pick
- When: Friday May 31, 2019 at 10:10 PM ET
- Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
- TV: RTNW
- Radio: Los Angeles / Seattle
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Angels -1.5 (+115)
- Angels LH Tyler Skaggs (4-4, 4.40 ERA)
- Mariners RH Mike Leake (3-6, 4.93)
Why Bet On The Angels?
The Angels have won three straight and five of their last six games including their emphatic 9-3 spanking of the Mariners in the opener of their four-game set on Thursday night. Kole Calhoun and Cesar Puello homered and Mike Trout had three RBI in the win as the Halos smacked Seattle starter Yusei Kikuchi around for six early runs in a 9-3 victory over the Mariners on Thursday night.
“When I first saw him back in Anaheim, you know first time seeing him, it’s tough for a hitter. You’ve got to see what he’s got. Tonight was just trying to get pitches you could hit,” Trout said.
Puello in his second stint with Los Angeles and first in the majors since 2017, has gone 6-for-11 with two homers, five RBIs and four runs in two games since being brought up from Triple-A Salt Lake.
On Friday night, the Halos will hand the ball to southpaw Tyler Skaggs after he tossed 5.2 innings of no-hit ball against Texas in his last start on Saturday. Skaggs is 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
- Runs: 4.96
- Hits: 8.79
- Walks: 3.79
- Strike Outs: 6.38
- Runs: 5.05
- Hits: 8.38
- Walks: 3.62
- Strike Outs: 8.64
Why Bet On The Mariners?
The Mariners will be desperate after dropping three straight and nine of their last 10 games overall. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games, but they’ve also allowed eight runs or more in each contest and a total of 28 runs overall over their last three games.
Veteran right-hander Mike Leake gets the ball in this one, but it’s not looking good after he was touched up for five runs on three hits – including two homers – in 6.2 innings of a 7-1 loss against Oakland in his last start. Leake is 4-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
- Runs: 5.07
- Hits: 8.37
- Walks: 3.64
- Strike Outs: 9.76
- Runs: 6.07
- Hits: 9.69
- Walks: 3.20
- Strike Outs: 8.02
Angels vs Mariners MLB Betting Trends
- Angels are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of the Angels’ last 5 games
- Mariners are 1-9 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of the Mariners’ last 6 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Angels vs Mariners
I won’t waste a lot of time beating around the bush with my pick on this matchup since L.A. is on fire and Seattle is as cold as ice. Mike Leake has lost six of his last seven decisions after winning his first two starts of the season and that clearly doesn’t bode well against a Los Angeles team that has scored five runs or more in four straight games while putting 27 runs on the board in their last three.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record. Conversely, Seattle has gone a dismal 6-15 in their last 21 home games, 1-4 in their last five home games against a left-handed starter and an awful 6-24 in their last 30 games overall. L.A, wins with ease to cover the MLB Run Line.
MLB Betting Pick: LA Angels 7 Seattle 3