Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/10/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (57-58) at Seattle Mariners (59-56)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
T Skaggs (1-2) (4.32) vs. J Paxton (12-3) (2.70)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -210 / Los Angeles Angels +194 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, RTNW
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring at least three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 128 hits and 50 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Yunel Escobar have combined for 196 hits and 78 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 1-2 with a 5.72 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners also hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than one run. Robinson Cano leads the Mariners with 112 hits and 75 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura have combined for 220 hits and 121 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 4-2 with a 2.04 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-10 in their last 14 Thursday games, 3-8 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 2-7 in Skaggs' last 9 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record, 4-1 in Paxtons last 5 home starts and 7-0 in Paxtons last 7 starts. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Both teams are playing really great baseball right now as they make a playoff push, and Skaggs has been solid, allowing three or less runs in each of his last four starts. However, Paxton has produced a win in each of his last seven starts and has an ERA of 2.15 at home. Teams are hitting just .215 against Paxton at Safeco Field and the Mariners haven't lost with him on the mound since June 27. While the price is steep, you have to like the Mariners here.