Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (72-69) at Seattle Mariners (70-71)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
A Heaney (1-1) (6.98) vs. A Albers (3-1) (3.43)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -117 / Los Angeles Angels +107 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, RTNW
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 12 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won nine of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 147 hits and 64 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 251 hits and 159 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.98 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads the Mariner with 142 hits and 85 RBI while Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz have combined for 275 hits and 141 RBI. Andrew Albers gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Albers’ first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 13-3 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Heaneys last 6 starts. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-10 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Heaney has started four games this season and has allowed four or more runs in three of those starts. Albers has had his bad moments as well, but he's coming off a great start in which he held Oakland to one run in six innings, and he has an ERA of 1.64 at home with a batting average of .184. I have to side with the Mariners in this spot.