Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (46-38) at Seattle Mariners (39-46)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
G Richards (9-5) (3.35) vs. Felix Hernandez (10-5) (3.02)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -142 / Los Angeles Angels +132 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Thursday at Safeco Field for game one of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Seattle Mariners continue to be one of the biggest disappointments in baseball as they start their final series before the All Star Break. The Mariners are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 18-25 at home, and they are nine games behind the Astros in the AL West standings. As a team the Mariners are hitting .231 with Nelson Cruz hitting .300, Robinson Cano hitting .252, and Kyle Seager hitting .251. The Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.61 with the starters at 3.76 and the bullpen at 3.27. For game one against the Angels the Mariners start Felix Hernandez who has allowed 85 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 106 over 110.1 innings for a 10-5 record and a 3.02 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels continue to hunt down the Astros in the AL West with four games left to play before the All Star break. The Angels are 9-1 in their last 10 games, 21-20 on the road, and they are 1.5 games behind the Astros in the standings. As a team the Angels are hitting .248 with Mike Trout hitting .302, Erick Aybar hitting .276, and Johnny Giavotella hitting .269. THE Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.61 with the starters at 3.76 and the bullpen at 3.27. For game one against the Mariners the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 80 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 74 over 94 innings for a 9-5 record and a 3.35 ERA.
Seattle is 6-13 in their last 19 home games, 5-16 as a favorite, and 1-4 in Hernandez’s last four starts. Los Angeles is 5-0 against the AL West, 5-1 in game one of a series, and 4-1 in Richards’ last five starts as an underdog. Los Angeles has won four of their last five games against Seattle.
With the total set at 6.5 I still see the play here as the under and that’s my free pick here.