Angels vs Mariners Odds and Picks

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Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, center, greets teammate Mike Trout, right, while Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens looks on after Ohtani hit a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 30, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • The Los Angeles Angels are -148 away favorites facing the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, May 1st 
  • Entering Friday’s game, LA was 6-2 in its last eight visits to T-Mobile Park
  • See below for odds, analysis and a betting prediction

The Los Angeles Angels can’t get anybody out. The Seattle Mariners can’t hit.

Entering their three-game weekend series, the Angels owned the worst ERA (5.13) of any starting pitching staff in MLB. The Mariners offense showed the fourth-worst batting average (.210) and third-worst OPS (.658) in all of baseball.

The Angels are the -148 road favorites in the second game of this set on Saturday. LA is 6-12-2 over the last 20 games as a road favorite in the runline.

Angels vs Mariners Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total at DraftKings
Los Angeles Angels -148 +1.5 (+112) O 8.5 (-118)
Seattle Mariners +125 -1.5 (+132) U 8.5 (-104)

Odds as of May 1st.

First pitch is scheduled for 9:10pm ET at T-Mobile Park. The forecast is for clouds, 3 mph wind and a temperature of 59 degrees.

Injury Updates

The Mariners have been hit by the injury bug as April turns to May. Marco Gonzales, the ace of the Seattle pitching staff, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain. Right-hander Domingo Tapia was recalled from Seattle’s alternate spring training site.

Catcher Jacob Nottingham was claimed on waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. On a positive note, rightfielder Mitch Haniger returned to the Seattle lineup for Friday’s series opener against the Angels. He missed two games due to fatigue.

The Angels are listing centerfielder Juan Lagares (calf) as questionable.

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The Caning Of Canning

It’s been a rough go of late for Angels right-hander Griffin Canning. He’s 1-2 on the season with an 8.40 ERA, and over his last two starts has hit the showers early in each contest.

In his last two starts, Canning was chased after working just 2.1 innings. The Houston Astros smacked him around, touching Canning for six runs and two home runs as he took the loss. In his previous outing, the Texas Rangers scored a pair of runs and homered once off Canning.

Mariners Career Stats vs Canning

JP Crawford 4 0 0 .000
Ty France 0 0 0 .000
Sam Haggerty 3 0 0 .000
Mitch Haniger 0 0 0 .000
Kyle Lewis 2 1 1 .500
Jose Marmolejos 3 0 0 .333
Dylan Moore 0 0 0 .000
Tom Murphy 0 0 0 .000
Jacob Nottingham 0 0 0 .000
Kyle Seager 5 0 0 .000
Luis Torrens 0 0 0 .000
Taylor Trammell 0 0 0 .000

Teams tend to get to Canning early. Both his first (18.00) and third (15.43) inning ERAs have been atrocious this season. He’s surrendered two home runs during each inning this season.

Though he’s never figured in a career decision against Seattle, Canning has pitched well over his career against the Mariners. He’s posted a 2.08 ERA in two starts covering 13 innings of work. Canning has held Seattle hitters to a .190 batting average.

Newsome’s Fresh Start

An injury to Seattle starting pitcher Nick Margevicius is leading to a change in roles for Ljay Newsome. He’ll be shifting from long relief to make his first start of the season against the Angels.

He’s filled his prior role with aplomb. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 11 strikeouts through 10.2 innings. In his last appearance against the Boston Red Sox, Newsome threw four innings of scoreless relief.

Angels Career Stats vs Newsome

David Fletcher 0 0 0 .000
Joe Iglesias 0 0 0 .000
Albert Pujols 0 0 0 .000
Anthony Rendon 0 0 0 .000
Jose Rojas 0 0 0 .000
Scott Schebler 0 0 0 .000
Max Stassi 0 0 0 .000
Kurt Suzuki 0 0 0 .000
Mike Trout 0 0 0 .000
Justin Upton 0 0 0 .000
Jared Walsh 0 0 0 .000

Last season, his rookie MLB campaign saw Newsome make four of his five appearances as a starter. This season, he’s finished the game in three of his four appearances.

This will be the first time he’s faced the Angels during his big league career.

Pick: Seattle Mariners Moneyline (+125)

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Robert Duff

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