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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.

The Angels will trot Jason Vargas out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Vargas has a 0-2 record and a 5.81 ERA this season.

The Mariners will counter Vargas with Hisashi Iwakuma. Righthander Iwakuma has a 1.99 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Mariners on April 27. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -154 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 9-14 SU
Seattle: 10-16 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Angels's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games on the road
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
Seattle is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Seattle is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seattle's last 15 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Oakland, Monday, April 29
Seattle home to Baltimore, Monday, April 29