Felix Hernandez: Seattle Mariners SP Faces the Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels (29-22) and Seattle Mariners (25-26) will continue an American League West series Wednesday night at Safeco Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners 

The Seattle Mariners are 5-2 versus the Los Angeles Angels this season
The Seattle Mariners are 5-2 versus the Los Angeles Angels this season

Los Angeles is 7-3 over its last 10 contests, including a 6-4 victory over Seattle as -130 road favorites Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 7.  The Angels entered yesterday with a 2.85 ERA and a .195 batting average against on the road—marks that lead the Majors in both categories.  Outfielder Mike Trout is the main player to watch offensively, as he’s a .390 career hitter against tonight’s opposing starter.  Los Angeles is 5-3 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season, with the OVER going 7-1 in that situation.

Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (6-3, 3.00 ERA) has won back-to-back efforts, including a 6-1 home victory over the Kansas City Royals last time out, as he surrendered a single run and four hits over 6.1 innings of work.  The left-hander is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four road outings, with opposing hitters batting .228 against him.  In 55 career appearances (18 starts) versus the Mariners, Wilson has gone 14-7 with a 3.77 ERA.

Seattle has dropped three of its last four games, but could start turning things around due to second baseman Robinson Cano’s .435 average over his last 16 contests.  The Mariners have won five of seven games against the Angels thus far in 2014, but haven’t won a season series in this rivalry since 2003.  Seattle is a dominating 30-11 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER going 26-12 in that situation.

Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (6-1, 2.75 ERA) has registered three consecutive wins, including a 6-1 home victory over the Houston Astros in his last trip to the mound—allowing one run and five hits over eight strong innings.  The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA in five home starts, with opposing hitters batting .225 against him.  Hernandez has tallied a 2-1 record and 1.88 ERA in his last four starts against the Halos.

Sports bettors will likely back the Angels due to their 6-2 record in Wilson’s last eight starts in this rivalry.

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