No Sleep in Seattle; Angels, Mariners Battle Twice
You will have two MLB betting opportunities in Seattle on Saturday as the Mariners face the Los Angeles Angels for a doubleheader. The focus of this MLB pick is on the second game.
Los Angeles was actually leading the AL West at one point in May, but it is just 30-36 now. This Angels have gone13-18 away from home, and they have to find a way to get things back on track.
Seattle has fallen short of expectations and is 29-36. The Mariners have gone 15-15 at home, and this is a big weekend to try to get above the .500 mark.
The MLB lines in the second game of the doubleheader have the Los Angeles Angels as the moneyline betting favorites at -135.
Angels Need Stars to Lead
The Los Angeles Angels were nearly no-hit for seven innings on Friday night, and the entire offense was struggling. Interim manager Phil Nevin said, “You’re looking at the videos, and it had a little bit of limit but he was 80-somewhat percent fastball tonight and we just weren’t putting good swings on it.”
Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani are two of the best players in baseball, and they have to find a way to step up and lead this offense. Trout leads the team with 18 home runs and 38 RBIs, but he has to take over if the Angels are going to win.
Jose Suarez is set to make the start on Saturday night, but he has gone just 0-2 with a 5.96 ERA. If the Angels aren’t hitting well, then this pitching staff has to take over.
Seattle Needs More Slugging
The Seattle Mariners are hitting .236 as a team, but they just don’t have a ton of power in that lineup. Seattle has hit 68 home runs, and it needs to find a way to score runs quickly.
Eugenio Suarez leads the offense with 12 home runs, and Ty France has chipped in with 10 long balls. Seattle did have a big day at the plate on Friday night, and the Mariners will come into this game with some offensive momentum.
The Mariners do not have a starting pitcher lined up for the game on Saturday night, and that could cause some issues. Seattle hasn’t always pitched the ball well this season, and that staff needs to find a way to take over some games.
Angels vs Mariners Head-to-Head
Looking at the recent scores and odds in this head-to-head matchup can help handicap how this rivalry is going to play out. These teams have split the first two games of this series, and those are all of the matchups in the season series up to this point.
Seattle did win 11 of the 19 games a season ago.
Angels vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Angels (30-36) vs Mariners (29-36)
- Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
- Day/Time: Saturday, June 18, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Angels vs Mariners Prediction
It’s going to be a long day of baseball for the Angels and Mariners on Saturday, and that could make making MLB picks more difficult. Seattle looks to have the edge in the first game of the day, while the Angels are favored in Game 2.
The Mariners are going to have to go with a bullpen game in the nightcap, and that just isn’t going to go well for this team. Los Angeles might struggle to win the first game, but they will be in complete control on Saturday night.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Los Angeles Angels -135 over the Seattle Mariners in the second game of the doubleheader.