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Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

AL West rivals will clash on Thursday as the Los Angeles Angels (29-35) take on the Seattle Mariners (28-35). The Mariners will host this one at T-Mobile Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 pm ET.

In their last series, the Angels were swept by the L.A. Dodgers in two games. On Wednesday, they lost 4-1. In the loss, Reid Detmers went just 3.2 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks.

Offensively, the Angels’ bats were held in check for eight innings as they didn’t get their first hit until Shohei Ohtani tripled in the ninth innings.

For the Mariners, they finished their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, losing two of three. In the finale, they lost 5-0.

Marco Gonzales took the loss after giving up one run on three hits in 6.2 innings of work. Offensively, the Mariners had five hits and left 19 runners stranded on base.

The Angels are the favorites in this one despite playing on the road. They are -120 to win while the Mariners’ moneyline sits at +102. The runline features Seattle +1.5 (-182), and the over/under for total runs is seven.

Angels Trying To Turn Season Around

The Angels got off to an incredibly fast start this season going 21-11 in their first 32 games, but they have struggled since. Their struggles ran so deep that they already fired their manager, Joe Maddon.

At 29-35, the Angels sit third in the AL West and have gone 2-18 over their last 20 games. They will try to get back on track as they face off with their divisional foes, the Seattle Mariners.

Shohei Ohtani will get the ball in the opener for the Angels. He is 4-4 with a 3.64 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and has 71 strikeouts in 54.1 innings of work.

After back-to-back losses, he picked up the win in his last outing. Against the Boston Red Sox, he went seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits, and struck out six.

Ohtani is also crushing the ball on offense. He is hitting .259/.335/.485 with 13 home runs, 37 runs batted in, 42 runs scored, and seven stolen bases.

The only player hitting better than Ohtani is the other perennial MVP candidate, Mike Trout. In 197 at bats, Trout is hitting .289/.391/.619 with a team-leading 16 home runs and 42 runs scored. He also has 34 runs batted in.

Seattle Tries To Move Over .500 At Home

At 28-35, the Mariners sit 11 games behind the Houston Astros for first in the division. While they have struggled on the road (14-21), they need to improve on their 14-14 home record if they hope to contend. They will look to move over .500 at T-Mobile Park on Thursday.

The Mariners will send 24-year-old George Kirby to the mound for this one. In seven games, he is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and has 35 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched.

He has taken back-to-back no-decisions, and over his last three games, he has given up just five runs in 17 innings of work.

Offensively, the team is led by Ty France and Eugenio Suarez. France is hitting .317/.394/.486 with ten home runs, 41 runs batted in, and 29 runs scored. Not to be outdone, Suarez is hitting .232/.327/.452 with 12 home runs, 34 runs batted in, and 32 runs scored.

Against Ohtani, J.P. Crawford is two for five with a home run in his career. Aside from him, Mariners’ hitters have a combined three hits.

Take Los Angeles To Win On The Road

While it is hard to recommend the Angels winning at this point, things line up well for them in the opener. Not only are they facing off with a 24-year-old rookie, but they have one of the most electric arms in the majors taking the mound in Shohei Ohtani.

While the Angels haven’t exactly been electric on the road (12-16), the Mariners have been dealing with their own issues playing at T-Mobile Park.

In the end, take Los Angeles on the moneyline at -120.

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