Mariners vs. Angels - 9/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (59-75) at Seattle Mariners (69-65)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
T Skaggs (2-3) (4.75) vs. T Walker (4-9) (4.19)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -128 / Los Angeles Angels +118 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Angels haven’t lost back-to-back games since August 19-20. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has woken up as of late, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 147 hits, Yunel Escobar has 34 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 13 home runs. Tyler Skaggs gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 0-2 with a 6.04 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners haven’t won back-to-back games since August 19-20. The Mariners have allowed 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.14 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 164 hits, Kyle Seager has 86 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 33 home runs. Taijuan Walker takes the hill, and he’s 4-9 with a 4.19 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Walker is 2-1 with a 5.48 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Skaggs' last 6 starts. The Mariners are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 3-9 in Walkers last 12 starts. The Angels are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
Both of these offenses are capable of putting up runs in a hurry as we saw Friday night, and both of these pitchers aren't shy when it comes to allowing runs. Shoot, Walker has allowed four or more runs in four straight starts. I like the over in this spot.