Mariners vs. Angels - 8/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (49-60) at Seattle Mariners (55-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
T Skaggs (1-0) (0.00) vs. T Walker (4-7) (3.66)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -118 / Los Angeles Angels +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to produce, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 127 hits, Mike Trout has 70 RBI and Albert Pujols has 21 home runs. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 0-1 with a 4.61 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners also look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 130 hits, Kyle Seager has 67 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 27 home runs. Taijuan Walker takes the hill, and he’s 4-7 with a 3.66 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Walker is 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League West and 5-1 in Skaggs' last 6 starts. The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 2-7 in Walkers last 9 starts. The Angels are 4-2 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle.
Skaggs doesn't have much pitching under his belt this season and the Mariners know they need to win games like this to have any shot of getting into the wild card race. Walker should also bounce back after taking time off due to a foot injury. Give me Seattle at home for the cheap price considering its still playing for something.