Mariners vs. Angels - 5/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (14-21) at Seattle Mariners (21-14)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
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The Line: Seattle Mariners -160 / Los Angeles Angels +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners square off for game two Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for back-to-back wins for the first time this month. The Angels have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.18 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 41 hits, Mike Trout has 24 RBI and Albert Pujols has seven home runs. Jhoulys Chacin gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Chacin’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been rolling lately, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 44 hits, Nelson Cruz has 20 RBI and Kyle Seager has seven home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.19 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 8-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Iwakumas last 6 home starts. The Mariners are 10-4 in Iwakumas last 14 starts vs. Angels.
I don't trust the Angels at all, as the lineup struggles, the pitching staff allows runs left and right, and they haven't won back-to-back games yet this month. The Mariners have been a scoring machine lately. I'll side with the home team here.