Angels Favored in MLB Betting vs. Mariners on Fox

The Los Angeles Angels are favored at home on Saturday in MLB betting against the Seattle Mariners in a game that can be seen on Fox.

The Angels will likely be a very solid favorite in baseball betting since Jered Weaver is expected to be on the mound.

MLB betting odds favor the Angels at home on a regular basis but Los Angeles has not been that great at home.  In fact, the Angels have really not been that great this season overall.  Los Angeles was expected to win the American League West but they really don’t look very good.  Texas seems to be the best team in the division.  Seattle was expected to contend but they can’t hit. 

Saturday’s matchup in baseball betting has Ian Snell going for the Mariners against Jered Weaver. Snell is 0-3 on the season wit ha 4.32 ERA while Weaver is 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA.  Snell was sent to the bullpen but he is back in the starting rotation because Ryan Rowland-Smith was horrible. Snell went five innings last time out and allowed only one run against San Diego so perhaps he can be a decent fifth starter for Seattle.   Weaver was pretty good last time out against St. Louis as he allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings.  The last time he pitched against Seattle he was great, as he threw 7 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just two hits while he had seven strikeouts. He is 9-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 15 career appearances against the Mariners.

Before yesterday’s game, the Angels had won 12 of the last 20 games against the Mariners in MLB betting.  The Angels won two of three at Seattle earlier this month.  Two of those games went over the total.  The Angels won 4-3 and 8-0 while the Mariners won 8-1. Last season, the Angels won five the nine games between the two teams in Anaheim.   Five of those games went under the total with one push.

It doesn’t take long to see why Los Angeles has struggled. The Angels have a below average offense and below average pitching.  Seattle is even worse as they have struggled mightily to score runs.  Their leading home run hitter is Franklin Gutierrez and he has just five. That tells you how unproductive the Mariners really are on offense.