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Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners - 4/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Thursday April 18, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners +109 / Los Angeles Angels -117 -- Over/Under: 9.5
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The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Seattle Mariners could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Mariners have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 29 hits and 24 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Tim Beckham have combined for 44 hits and 27 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 17-18 with a 3.56 ERA and 344 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels could also use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Angels have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels are 2-8 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 16 hits and eight RBI while Mike Trout and Jonathan Lucroy have combined for 30 hits and 18 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Stratton’s second career game against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-4 in Hernandez's last 5 road starts and 3-10 in Hernandez's last 13 starts. The Angels are 12-2 in their last 14 home games, 3-7 in their last 10 vs. American League West and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Mariners are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, 3-7 in Hernandez's last 10 starts vs. Angels and 1-5 in Hernandez's last 6 road starts vs. Angels. The under is 16-5-1 in Angels last 22 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hernandez's last 5 road starts.

Felix Hernandez remains a shell of himself and the Mariners have lost 10 of the last 13 games he's pitched. The Los Angeles Angels are coming off a frustrating series against the Texas Rangers, but they've shown signs of life at home and have actually won eight of their last 10 home games when favored. Hernandez has been fade material for a while now and I don't see a reason for that to change, especially with the Mariners cooled off completely. I'll take the Angels at home and the cheap price.

Los Angeles Angels -117

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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