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Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (81-66) at Los Angeles Angels (73-75)
Date & Time Saturday September 15, 2018, 9:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -152 / Seattle Mariners +142 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | Seattle Mariners (81-66) at Los Angeles Angels (73-75)
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The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angels Stadium. 

The Seattle Mariners look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 166 hits and 60 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 293 hits and 117 RBI. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.31 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a victory after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 152 hits and 71 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 266 hits and 147 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 3.98 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 1-3 with a 3.78 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 2-6 in Ramirezs last 8 road starts and 5-1 in Ramirezs last 6 starts. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 6-1 in Heaneys last 7 home starts and 9-3 in Heaneys last 12 starts. The Mariners are 1-5 in Ramirezs last 6 starts vs. Angels and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

This total is rather low when you consider Ramirez has been nothing short of batting practice this season, especially on the road where he has an ERA over seven and an allowed batting average of .330. Heaney is finally starting to tap into his potential and has been very good at home, but he does have an issue keeping the ball in the park and the Mariners have had some success against him in over 100 at bats. I'm going to side with the over in a game we should see double-digit runs.

Over 8.5

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