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Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (72-68) at Seattle Mariners (69-71)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)

R Nolasco (6-12) (4.85) vs. M Leake (8-12) (4.14)

The Line: Seattle Mariners -127 / Los Angeles Angels +117 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-West, ROOT-Northwest

The Los Angeles Angels begin a road series with the Seattle Mariners in Friday night MLB action.

The Los Angeles Angels are one of the top challengers for the Wild Card which means the team has to win series going forward. The Angels were going for the series sweep of the Oakland Athletics but never found their offense in a 3-1 loss on Wednesday. Los Angeles starter Tyler Skaggs threw the ball well with all three runs  allowed on six hits while striking out nine over six frames. The Angels attack consisted of five hits and a trio of bases on balls with Kole Calhoun going 2-4 with the only RBI with Andrelton Simmons scoring in the 8th while Mike Trout walked twice and CJ Cron posted two singles. Ricky Nolasco toes the rubber for the Los Angeles Angels in their series opener at the Seattle Mariners. Nolasco has posted three straight no decisions after a 7-4 win at the Texas Rangers where he was charged with three runs over 5.2 innings pitched.

Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seattle Mariners are still in the Wild Card race but they have been fading and are two games below .500. The Mariners have dropped three in a row after getting swept by the Astros and outscored by a 14-6 margin. The M’s come off of a 5-3 loss on Wednesday where the bats and pen struggled. Seattle starter Andrew Moore allowed two runs on three hits and three BB over six innings before Marc Rzepcynski gave up a run and Edwin Diaz allowed two more in the 9th to absorb the loss. The Mariners logged six hits and a walk with Kyle Seager going solo while Mitch Haniger went 2-4 with an RBI. Veteran Mike Leake is slated for his second start in a Seattle Mariners uniform with the Los Angeles Angels in town on Friday. Leake’s debut for the Mariners was a 3-2 win versus the Oakland Athletics with both runs given up over seven innings of work.

The over is 6-1-1 in Los Angeles last 8 overall and the over is 6-1-1 in Los Angeles last 8 on grass while Los Angeles are 18-37 in their last 55 Friday games. Seattle are 3-8 in their last 11 overall and Seattle are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass. The over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.

Both pitchers don’t instill enough confidence for me to back either with my hard earned cash. I’ll back the better team…

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