Mariners vs. Angels - 8/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (49-59) at Seattle Mariners (54-53)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
T Lincecum (2-5) (8.49) vs. Felix Hernandez (5-4) (3.46)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -194 / Los Angeles Angels +183 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 126 hits, Mike Trout has 67 RBI and Albert Pujols has 21 home runs. Tim Lincecum gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 8.49 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Lincecum is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Marines.
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The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to be a hit or miss, and they’ve lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 129 hits, Kyle Seager has 67 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 27 home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 14-16 with a 3.32 ERA and 314 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Lincecums last 7 starts. The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games and 14-6 in Hernandezs last 20 starts with 4 days of rest. The Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
The Mariners are starting to gain some confidence with the wild card race within reach, and having Hernandez on the hill will only help in this contest. Also, Lincecum is a clear shell of himself and it may be time for him to hang it up. Either way, I like Seattle to get another victory at home.