Angels vs Mariners

Angels vs Mariners – MLB Odds & Picks

Written by on August 5, 2020

The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners are both well under .500 in this young season when they meet from the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday night. One reason for Angels fans to tune in: To see mega-prospect Jo Adell. The Halos are favored on the MLB odds.

How to Bet Angels at Mariners MLB Odds & TV Info
  • When: Wednesday, 9:40 PM ET
  • Where: T-Mobile Park
  • Probable pitchers (away/home): Dylan Bundy/Marco Gonzales
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Stream/gameday audio: ESPN+, https://www.mlb.com/live-stream-games/
  • Opening MLB Lines: Angels -145, Mariners +134 (total 9)
Why Bet on LA Angels?

Mike and Jessica Trout welcomed their first child, Beckham Aaron Trout on Thursday (July 30) at 5:10 p.m. Beckham checked in at 7 lb., 10 oz. and was 20.75 inches. Trout’s 41 home runs vs. Seattle are his most against any opponent and rank second-most all-time behind Rafael Palmeiro (52). Trout ranks in the top five in Angels history in several offensive categories and is just 13 home runs away from becoming the franchise’s all-time home run leader.

The Angels’ pitching staff has been terrible this year and the team got some bad news late Monday when presumed ace Shohei Ohtani was diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass in his right arm. In a team press release, the Angels state that the “general timetable for beginning a throwing progression following this injury is 4-6 weeks.” Ohtani will remain on the active roster and is “day-to-day” for designated hitter duties. It’s probably a safe bet that Ohtani has already thrown his final pitch in 2020, but he should be able to DH through the injury.

On the bright side, the Angels got back superstar Mike Trout off the paternity list for Tuesday’s game and it was also to be the debut of outfielder Jo Adell, one of the top five prospects in the sport. The ultra-talented 21-year-old batted .289/.359/.475 with 10 home runs and seven stolen bases in 76 games last summer between High-A Inland Empire, Double-A Mobile, and Triple-A Salt Lake.

It’s Dylan Bundy (1-1, 2.84) on the mound. He was acquired this offseason from Baltimore. Bundy allowed three runs over six innings, striking out eight, in a loss to the Mariners last Thursday. Bundy allowed three runs over the first five batters of the game — capped by a three-run homer by Jose Marmolejos — and then blanked the M’s over his final 5 1/3 innings of work. He allowed just four hits and walked two while fanning eight, giving him 15 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings through his first two starts of the year.

“[Bundy] was drenched by the time we took him out, but he pitched great,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “One pitch and one three-run homer, but otherwise, he was outstanding. He had command of everything and good secondary pitches for strikes.”

Bundy’s 71 home runs allowed since the start of 2018 are the most in the Majors. Thirty-eight of those have come on four-seam fastballs, primarily thrown in the upper half of the strike zone or near the middle of the plate. Bundy loves his fastball. He threw it 42 percent of the time last season. The trouble is, some hitters love to see it. Bundy’s average four-seamer velocity since 2018 is 91.4 mph.

Why Bet on Seattle?

The M’s remain without reliever Austin Adams but he is on track to join the Mariners for their next road trip. Adams has been on the injured list since the end of summer camp while finishing his recovery from knee (ACL) surgery, but he is set to work in simulated games this week and may be a closer candidate for Seattle if he’s able to get back to full strength.

The Mariners rank 5th in the AL, averaging 3.97 pitches-per-plate-appearance behind Tampa Bay (4.13), Oakland (4.10), Cleveland (4.10) and Minnesota (4.03). In wins this year, the Mariners are batting .303, the 4th-highest average in the Majors in team wins. In losses, they are batting .196, the 15th-best average in the Majors in team losses.

Kyle Lewis hit safely in each of the club’s first 10 games this season. He became the 4th player in club history to hit safely in each of the Mariners first 10 games of a season, joining Joey Cora (1998), Endy Chavez (2009) and Dee Gordon (2018).

It’s ace lefty Marco Gonzales (1-1, 2.53) on the mound. He allowed two runs, both unearned, over 6 1/3 innings in last Thursday’s win over the Angels. Gonzales benefited from missing Mike Trout, who is was on paternity leave then. The southpaw allowed just three hits on the evening, and the only two Angels runs came after second baseman Shed Long’s error prolonged the fifth inning. Gonzales walked just one while striking out six in the victory.

Gonzales is only 28, but he stands as one of the veteran leaders on a club that features only two position-player starters — Kyle Seager and Mallex Smith — with more than 210 Major League games on their resume.

“We have a lot of good energy right now, a really good culture of guys who work and come prepared,” Gonzales said. “I’m proud of the guys who are getting their opportunity and seizing it. We have a lot of guys who feel really confident right now, and I’m just hoping we hang onto that.”

Gonzales is 6-1 with a 3.82 ERA in 13 career starts vs. the Halos.

Game Trends
  • Over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
  • Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
  • Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Expert Prediction Mariners 5, Angels 3
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