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2021 MLB Handicapping
(48-43) Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels (45-44)
Date: Friday, July 16th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Angles Stadium, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Chris Flexen (SEA) vs. Andrew Heaney (LAA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners +130 | Angels -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels will host the Seattle Mariners in the first game of their three-game series, beginning on Friday.
This series will have some AL West implications as both teams are trying to climb up the deep division. The Mariners are currently 7 games back from the Astros while the Angels are 9 games back.
This year, these teams have played 9 times, with the Mariners holding the advantage with 6 wins.
The Seattle Mariners are 48-43, good for 3rd in the American League West and 3.5 games behind fellow AL West foe Oakland for the 2nd Wild Card spot.
The Mariners are 30th in MLB in batting, hitting just .216 as a team but have excelled in some other areas offensively. The teams’ power and speed have been solid, ranking 13th with 110 home runs and 15th with 40 stolen bases.
Getting the first man on is where Seattle struggles, as the team is hitting for an MLB worse .191 batting average when the bases are empty. They have done much better with runners in scoring position as they are 6th in the MLB with a .267 batting average.
RF Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 20 home runs and 52 RBI’s, followed by 3B Kyle Seager with 16 homers and 50 RBI’s.
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles enters this series with a 45-44 record, which is good for 4th in the division. The Angels won 8 of the last 12 games before the All-Star break.
The Angels are led by American League MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani. The All-Star became the first player in league history to bat leadoff and start the All-Star game pitching. Ohtani has a .364 on-base percentage, a league best 33 HR’s, and 70 RBI’s. He also has a 4-1 record, and a 3.49 ERA on the mound.
As a team, Los Angeles ranked 8th in scoring, averaging 4.9 runs per game, and 4th with a .257 batting average and 123 home runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 48-43 overall
- Mariners are 19-23 on the road
- Angels are 45-44 overall
- Angels are 26-20 at home
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction:
The value here is on the side of Seattle. The Mariners have been the better team head-to-head this season and hold the advantage on the mound in this match-up.
Chris Flexen is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 2 starts against the Angels this season, with both games resulting in Mariners wins. Heaney has a losing record against the Mariners all time, and the Angeles have lost 8 of the last 12 games that he has started overall.
The Mariners have great value here at home. Take Seattle in the opener.
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