Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/26/14
Los Angeles Angels (27-21) at Seattle Mariners (24-24)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Tyler Skaggs (L) (4-1) (4.142) vs. Chris Young (R) (3-2) (3.673)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +104 / Los Angeles Angels -114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, ROOT-NW
The Los Angeles Angles and Seattle Mariners will begin a four-game series on Monday afternoon. The Mariners swept the Angels when they met earlier this season.
The Angels have won six of their last eight games and are now seven games above a .500 record. The reason behind the Angels consistent play has come from their pitching staff, as they’ve allowed three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Angeles have the 12th best ERA in baseball. Offensively, the Angels have been one of the most consistent teams as of late and Mike Trout has nine hits in his last six games. Getting the nod Monday is Tyler Skaggs, who is 4-1 with a 4.14 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. This will be Skaggs’ first career game against the Mariners.
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The Mariners just split a four-game series against the Houston Astros and have lost seven of their last 11 games overall. The Mariners inconsistent offense has been held to three or less runs in six of their last 10 games, while the pitching staff has a top 10 ERA. Robinson Cano has 15 hits in his last nine games and Kyle Seager has five hits in his last three games. Chris Young gets the start, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.53 ERA and has 19 strikeouts in 51 innings. Young is 3-3 with a 6.38 ERA in eight career starts against the Angels.
The Angels are 7-0 in Skaggs' last 7 starts as a favorite and 8-1 in Skaggs' last 9 starts overall. The Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog and 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
The Mariners are back in one of their funks, while the Angels are playing some solid baseball. Skaggs is money when he's the favorite and the price isn't steep at all. Give me the Angels.