MLB Picks: Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Seattle Mariners (20-26) and Los Angeles Angels (18-27) will close out a two-game American League West series Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET

Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels 

The Los Angeles Angels have won three games in a row
The Los Angeles Angels have won three games in a row

Seattle has dropped five games in a row, including a 12-0 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Angels as +152 road underdogs Tuesday, while going OVER the total for the third time in four contests.  The Mariners are still 3-2 against the Angels this season, but they haven’t won a season series in this matchup since 2003.  Seattle is 1-5 as road underdogs of +150 to +175 this season, with the OVER going 3-2-1 in that situation.

Mariners starting pitcher Brandon Maurer (2-5, 5.75 ERA) has watched the club drop his last three efforts on the mound, as he didn’t earn a decision in a 6-3 road loss to the Cleveland Indians last time out, allowing three runs and five hits over six frames.  The right-hander is 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA in three road appearances, surrendering five round trippers in just 18.2 combined innings.  Maurer came away with a 6-0 home victory over the Angels in his first career appearance against them, as he tossed six innings of shutout baseball.

Los Angeles has won three straight games, with the OVER cashing in each of those affairs, as the offense has scored 30 combined runs in that span.  “I think the first inning was important for us,” stated Angels manager Mike Scioscia.  The Angels are 77-42 against the Mariners since the start of the 2007 campaign, which happens to be the most wins for one team over another in that time frame.  Los Angeles is 8-13 as home favorites of -175 to -200 the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 11-7-3 in that situation.

Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (3-3, 3.72 ERA) has been handed the loss in his last three outings, including a 3-0 home setback to the Chicago White Sox last time out, as he allowed two runs and six hits over seven frames.  The left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in four home outings, issuing 13 walks and striking out 17 batters in 25 combined innings.  In 51 career games (14 starts) versus the Mariners, Wilson has compiled a 12-5 record and 3.93 ERA, including a 6-3 road win on April 26.

Sports bettors will likely back the Angels due to their 4-0 record in Wilson’s last four starts in this series.

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