Will Mariners Handle Left-Handed Matchup?
The Seattle Mariners are getting a matchup that favors them for their Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Angels, which is the second half of a doubleheader. With Reid Detmers (3-3 3.62 ERA) starting for the Angels, it gives the Mariners a pitcher their offense has done well against.
While the history against Detmers is limited, the Mariners have done well against him. Let’s see what the MLB spreads, and MLB lines show us with the Angels vs. Mariners game.
Angels Got Lucky after Bullpen Meltdown
The Los Angeles Angels escaped Friday with a win thanks to a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. After taking a 1-0 lead, then extending it to to 3-0 in the ninth, Jesse Chavez would blow a save opportunity.
The bullpen issues have hurt the Angels in 2022. With the Mariners making moves before the trade deadline to make a postseason run, the Angels can’t let their bullpen hand them another chance to win against them.
The Angels will need a combination of good offense and better bullpen pitching to leave with a road win for this game. Luis Rengifo, who’s done well with getting on base in his last eight games, will lead the charge for the Angels’ offense.
With Reid Detmers coming off an amazing July, the Angels bullpen will be the only piece that can prevent them from winning.
Chris Flexen Seeks Home Win
Chris Flexen (7-8 3.73 ERA) has turned things around since his rocky start to 2022. In his last seven games, he’s gone 5-0 with a 2.79 ERA and 24 strikeouts. His July numbers were better, as he went 3-0 for the month with a 1.95 ERA in five starts.
While those numbers are great, the Mariners‘ bullpen are coming off a three-game series against the New York Yankees, where they only allowed one run in 8⅓ innings pitched. With their bullpen shutting down one of the best offenses in baseball, they can easily repeat that against the Los Angeles Angels.
However, they can’t wait until it’s too late to score runs and help Flexen and their bullpen. If they go into extra innings again, they will need to stop the sacrifice hits that got the Angels the win Friday night.
Angels vs Mariners Head-to-Head
The Los Angeles Angels hold a 6-3 advantage over the Seattle Mariners for the 2022 season. When playing at home, the Mariners are 1-5 against the Angels.
Angels vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Angels (45-61) at Mariners (57-50)
- Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
- Day/Time: Saturday, August 6th, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Television: MLB.TV
Angels vs Mariners Betting Lines
|+125||7 -120o||3½ -130u|
||-140||7 Evu||3½ -105u|
Angels vs Mariners Prediction
Las Vegas odds have the Seattle Mariners as the favorites in the second game of this Saturday’s doubleheader. With them getting +140 on the run line of -1½ runs, it’s all on their offense to help them cover that line.
The Mariners have an average record against the spread, going 54-53 for the 2022 season. That ATS isn’t bad when going up against the Los Angeles Angels ATS of 48-58 and a road ATS of 23-27.
With Seattle getting the best pitching matchup and having a solid starter on the mound, they can cover the spread. So when betting online and making MLB picks and parlays take the Mariners on the run line of -1½ for +140 in this game.