Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners: MLB Betting Odds and Picks

The Los Angeles Angels (70-62) and Seattle Mariners (64-69) will continue an American League West series on Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:05 ET on FOX

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez is certainly the favorite to win another AL Cy Young Award

Los Angeles was able to keep pace with the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics in the AL Wild-Card race, sitting 3.5 games back in that situation after earning a 9-1 road victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday.  The Angels starting rotation is hoping to turn things around, posting a 5.71 ERA since July 3, which has resulted in the club going 17-25 in that span.  Los Angeles is 9-5 on the road when the total is 7 or less, with the “under” going 9-5 in those contests.

Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana (7-11, 5.45 ERA) had his personal three-game winning streak snapped last time out, allowing four runs and five hits in seven innings in a 5-2 setback on the road to the Detroit Tigers.  The right-hander is 4-5 with a 6.06 ERA in 14 road outings, surrendering 18 home runs in 78.2 combined innings.  In 28 career games versus the Mariners, Santana has tallied an 11-7 record and 3.99 ERA, including a no-decision effort in a 6-5 home win on Aug. 10.

Seattle came into this series with plenty of confidence due to enjoying its best 16-game home stretch in club history, but memories of that run faded quickly in allowing three first-inning runs last night.  The Mariners still must be respected in this spot, winning 15 of their last 17 home games.  Seattle is 18-36 in September the last two years, while going 5-15 when revenging a home loss of six runs or more.

Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (13-5, 2.43 ERA) is making another serious run at an AL Cy Young Award, as he comes off a 1-0 road win over the Minnesota Twins.  The right-hander is 7-3 with a 1.98 ERA in 14 home outings, issuing 20 walks and striking out 111 batters in 104.1 combined frames.  In 27 lifetime appearances versus the Angels, Hernandez has compiled a disappointing 6-10 mark and 3.85 ERA, including a no-decision effort in a 6-5 road loss on Aug. 10.

Sports bettors will likely back the Angels due to their 4-1 mark in Santana’s last five road starts in this series, while the Mariners are 3-9 in Hernandez’s last 12 outings versus the Halos.

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