The Seattle Mariners look to emerge victorious in the late game Thursday in MLB odds action as the Angels arrive at Safeco Field on Thursday.
For the Mariners, Jason Vargas gets the ball, charged with keeping the Angels hitters off the base paths. He'll face alleged ace Dan Haren, who is a pathetic 1-5 on the year for the struggling Angels.
Sportsbooks had installed the Mariners as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup at SBG Global. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 10-rated Angels in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).
Defensively, Los Angeles features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -149 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles needed extra innings to get the job done against the Athletics on Wednesday as the Angels defeated them 3-1 at O.co Coliseum.
Seattle won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Rangers on May 23. Bettors who backed the Mariners at +121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Seattle got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Texas on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter Kevin Millwood.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Angels at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 11 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
LA Angels at Seattle, Friday, May 25