Angels vs. Mariners - 8/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (63-54) at Los Angeles Angels (49-69)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Paxton (4-5) (3.53) vs. J Chacin (3-8) (5.84)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +130 / Seattle Mariners -140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 138 hits, Kyle Seager has 77 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 30 home runs. Ariel Miranda gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Miranda’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels have won just two games in the month of August. The Angels have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.62 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 132 hits, Mike Trout has 76 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 12 home runs. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 5.84 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 23-9 in their last 32 Tuesday games. The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Chacins last 4 starts. The Mariners are 30-62 in the last 92 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Mariners are getting closer and closer to a wild card berth becoming a real possiblity, while the Angels continue to find ways to lose and simply can't wait for the season to end. Not sure how anybody can back in the Angels in their current form. Seattle has to be the pick here.