It is the finale of a three-game series between the two teams and it has already seen some interesting action in MLB props and futures.
Betting Major League Baseball on AL West games is always interesting. The Angels and Mariners are expected to battle for the title in the division all season. Early in the year neither team has run away so it could be a close race all season. This is an interesting game on Sunday to consider for those betting Major League Baseball because it is the last game of a nine-game road trip for the Angels and the last game of a nine-game homestand for Seattle.
Before this series began the Angels had won 11 of the last 20 between the two teams. In Seattle, the teams had split their last ten meetings. You can expect another competitive game on Sunday as you are betting Major League Baseball.
The Angels have a different look this season and that has made them a risky wager for those betting Major League Baseball. The Angels still have a great manager in Mike Scioscia and some good talent. One area of concern though is behind the plate. Four players have already seen time behind the plate including Ryan Budde who started earlier this season. It was his first start behind the plate since 2007. The Angels have had some injuries at the position as Bobby Wilson and Jeff Mathis are on the DL. Mike Napoli is getting most of the starts but he is not hitting. "Physically he's holding up fine," Scioscia said. "He's hit some balls hard, his at-bats are much better than what his stats have shown. He hasn't driven the ball as much as he can but he's had some hard outs."
The Angels have a solid bullpen this season and that has kept them in games vs. the MLB props and futures odds and one of the reason why is Kevin Jepsen. He was leading the team in ERA early in the season. "What really helped him was the Olympics experience and getting to the Major Leagues and understanding that if, hey, I make my pitches, my talent will play in the big leagues," Scioscia said.