Angels vs Mariners Preview & Free Pick | Prediction [6/11/18]

LA Angels (37-29) at Seattle (41-24)
When: Monday, June 11th 2018
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
Time: 10:10 ET | TV: FS West, ROOT NW
Opening Odds: Los Angeles -112/8 


Most of the talk coming into this season when it comes to the American League West was whether or not the improved Los Angeles Angels and their prized offseason acquisition of Shohei Ohtani could compete with the Houston Astros. The answer to that question has been yes, but there’s another team out West that is actually beating them both. The Seattle Mariners are percentage points better than Houston and 4.5 games up on the Angels as we head into the second week of June. Some say the Mariners have had the easier schedule, but they will be tested between now and the All-Star break with contests upcoming against these Angels, Boston, and the New York Yankees over the next two weeks. Nelson Cruz has homered in back-to-back games and three in his last five for a Seattle team that has won 17 of their last 22 games. Third baseman Kyle Seager had a two-run blast to break a tie Sunday as the Mariners rallied from an early 3-1 deficit for a 5-4 win at Tampa Bay. The Angels saw their six-game winning streak come to an end Sunday with a 7-5 loss at Minnesota after leaving 10 runners on base but has won 10 of their last 15 at Safeco Field. Former MVP Mike Trout, who is just 1-for-15 with six strikeouts over his last four games for Los Angeles, has nine hits in 14 at-bats against the Mariners this season. Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler is 8-for-17 during a four-game hitting streak with three of his six homers on the season during the stretch.

Pitchers: Angels – Andrew Heaney (3-4, 3.12 ERA) | Mariners – Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 2.94)

Andrew Heaney is coming off the first complete game of his career on Tuesday after limiting Kansas City to one hit and one walk for his first victory in four starts. The lefty has allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight outings and has issued no more than one walk five times in the same span. He is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in three career starts against Seattle.


Fellow lefty Wade LeBlanc will oppose Heaney and has allowed two or fewer runs in six of seven starts while managing just one victory in that stretch. LeBlanc gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks across four innings in a no-decision Wednesday at Houston and has completed six innings just twice in seven starts. He will make his first career appearance versus the Angels, but has seen both Justin Upton (2-for-22) and Kinsler (2-for-4, double) in the past.

LeBlanc has been skating by since joining the rotation, but hasn’t faced really good offenses until last time out when he got hit around against Houston. L.A. has won seven of the last 10 in Seattle and Trout always hits the Mariners. I like Heaney in the opener over LeBlanc.

Pick: Angels -115

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BETTING TRENDS:

  • Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
  • Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 games on grass.
  • Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games.
  • Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss.
  • Angels are 15-6 in their last 21 vs. American League West.
  • Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Angels are 4-0 in Heaney’s last 4 Monday starts.
  • Angels are 4-9 in Heaney’s last 13 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 5-12 in Heaney’s last 17 starts.
  • Angels are 5-12 in Heaney’s last 17 starts on grass.
  • Angels are 1-4 in Heaney’s last 5 starts during game 1 of a series.
  • Angels are 1-4 in Heaney’s last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Angels are 1-4 in Heaney’s last 5 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 1-5 in Heaney’s last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Angels are 1-5 in Heaney’s last 6 starts with 5 days of rest.
  • Angels are 1-6 in Heaney’s last 7 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
  • Angels are 1-7 in Heaney’s last 8 road starts.
  • Mariners are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series.
  • Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
  • Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass.
  • Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Mariners are 12-4 in their last 16 games following a win.
  • Mariners are 19-7 in their last 26 overall.
  • Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Mariners are 2-9 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Mariners are 4-0 in LeBlanc’s last 4 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Mariners are 6-0 in LeBlanc’s last 6 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
  • Mariners are 4-0 in LeBlanc’s last 4 starts during game 1 of a series.
  • Mariners are 10-0 in LeBlanc’s last 10 home starts.
  • Mariners are 4-0 in LeBlanc’s last 4 starts with 4 days of rest.
  • Mariners are 10-1 in LeBlanc’s last 11 starts on grass.
  • Mariners are 10-2 in LeBlanc’s last 12 starts.
  • Mariners are 5-2 in LeBlanc’s last 7 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 6-0-1 in Angels last 7 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-0-1 in Angels last 6 vs. American League West.
  • Under is 6-1-1 in Angels last 8 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 6-1-1 in Angels last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 5-1 in Angels last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Under is 5-1-1 in Angels last 7 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 9-2 in Angels last 11 on grass.
  • Under is 4-1 in Angels last 5 road games.
  • Under is 17-6-1 in Angels last 24 Monday games.
  • Under is 18-7-3 in Angels last 28 overall.
  • Under is 10-4 in Angels last 14 during game 1 of a series.
  • Under is 4-0 in Heaney’s last 4 starts with 5 days of rest.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Heaney’s last 5 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
  • Under is 5-0-1 in Heaney’s last 6 starts on grass.
  • Under is 4-0 in Heaney’s last 4 starts during game 1 of a series.
  • Under is 4-0 in Heaney’s last 4 road starts.
  • Under is 5-0-1 in Heaney’s last 6 starts overall.
  • Under is 7-0-1 in Heaney’s last 8 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 3-0-1 in Heaney’s last 4 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 4-0 in Heaney’s last 4 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-0 in Heaney’s last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 5-0-1 in Heaney’s last 6 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 4-0 in Mariners last 4 home games.
  • Over is 5-1 in Mariners last 6 overall.
  • Under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Over is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 vs. American League West.
  • Under is 12-4 in Mariners last 16 on grass.
  • Under is 6-2 in Mariners last 8 Monday games.
  • Under is 9-3 in Mariners last 12 during game 1 of a series.
  • Under is 11-4 in Mariners last 15 games following a win.
  • Under is 8-3 in Mariners last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Under is 8-3 in Mariners last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Under is 13-6-1 in Mariners last 20 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 4-0 in LeBlanc’s last 4 home starts.
  • Under is 6-1 in LeBlanc’s last 7 starts overall.
  • Under is 5-1 in LeBlanc’s last 6 starts on grass.
  • Over is 4-1 in LeBlanc’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 4-1 in LeBlanc’s last 5 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-2 in LeBlanc’s last 7 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
  • Angels are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
  • Angels are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle.
  • Over is 19-9-2 in the last 30 meetings in Seattle.

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