August 31, 2012
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.
Righthander Dan Haren will take the mound for the Angels to start this game. Haren is 8-10 this season with a 4.82 ERA.
The Mariners will counter Haren with Kevin Millwood. Righthander Millwood has a 4.28 ERA to go along with a 4-11 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Los Angeles was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They won as -173 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Seattle was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as +132 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.
Los Angeles: 69-62 SU
Seattle: 64-68 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Boston are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
LA Angels are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 6 games when playing Seattle
LA Angels are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games at home
Seattle is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Seattle home to LA Angels, Saturday, September 1