Our resident sports betting specialist Ross Benjamin analyzes tonight’s key AL West battle between the Mariners and the Angels. His article will provide you with critical MLB betting insights that will aid you in making your MLB pick a winning one.
Key AL West Battle
The Angels will host the Mariners tonight with the first pitch slated for 10:05 PM ET. According to MLB betting odds the Angels are a -130 money line home favorite and the posted total is 7.5. The Mariners have gone 6-3 versus the Angels this season including 3-0 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. These teams have seen 6 of their 9 meetings this season go over the total, including all 3 that were played in Anaheim.
A Premier Starting Pitching Clash
The Mariners will go with the red-hot Hisashi Iwakuma on the mound this evening. Iwakuma has been in excellent form over his last 3-starts posting a terrific 1.25 ERA, a 0.74 WHIP, and struck out 25 while walking none. Iwakuma has gone a perfect 5-0 against the money line on the road this season with a stellar 3.31 ERA. The Mariners right-hander has also gone unbeaten against the money line in 6 career starts versus the Angels, while posing an outstanding 1.60 ERA in the process.
The Angels will go with veteran right-hander Jered Weaver tonight. Weaver has allowed 2 earned runs or less in 4 of his last 5-starts, and has gone an unscathed 5-0 versus the money line in those outings. Weaver has gone 7-4 against the money line at home this season with a very good 2.67 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He’s seen both of his starts versus the Mariners this season go over the total, and posted a lofty 4.38 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in those outings.
Mariners are Profitable on the Road
When making your betting pick, keep in mind that the Seattle Mariners have gone a rock solid 27-18 on the road this season. Sports bettors that have wagered $100.00 per game on the Mariners in their road games this year have profited a hefty $1410.00. The Mariners have cashed in on 7 of their last 9 on the road. This will be a critical series to start the 2nd half of the year for the Mariners. They’re currently 6.5 games behind the Angels for the American League top wild card spot, and 8.0 games behind the AL West leading Oakland A’s.
Angels are Sizzling Hot
The Angels went on an absolutely torrid run prior to the all-star break. They enter tonight having won 5 in a row, 10 of their last 11, and 19 of the last 23-games. They’re currently 2nd in the AL West, and are 1.5 games behind the first place Oakland A’s. The Halos have scored 5-runs or more in 9 of their last 11, and 17 of the last 21-games. They’ve been lights out at home this season going 32-15, and have made $100.00 sports bettors $1160.00 at Angels Stadium this season.
MLB Betting System
Any team that has a starting pitcher with a WHIP of 0.80 or better over his last 3-starts, versus an opponent that’s hitting .333 or more as a team over their last 5-games, has gone 41-16 (71.9%) against the money line during the last 17-seasons.
Free Pick: We recommend you take the Mariners +120 over the Angels as one of your MLB betting picks for today.