Angels vs. Mariners - 8/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (63-55) at Los Angeles Angels (50-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Wieland vs. T Skaggs (1-1) (4.37)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Seattle Mariners --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels play a rubber game late Wednesday night.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 139 hits, Kyle Seager has 79 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 30 home runs. Joe Wieland gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Wieland’s second career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels have now won just three games in the month of August. The Angels have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.61 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 132 hits, Mike Trout has 77 RBI and Albert Pujols has 22 home runs. Tyler Skaggs takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.37 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 0-1 with a 5.21 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League West. The Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 11-4 in their last 15 home games. The Mariners are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
This is a stay away game simply because it's hard to trust either of these pitchers with such a limited workload under their belts this season. However, if forced to pick, you guys know we're fading the Angels. We're talking about a team that's won three games this month and needed a comeback Tuesday night to get that third win.