In the first of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners (54-53) and the Los Angeles Angels (49-59) at Safeco Field, Felix Hernandez (5-4, 3.46 ERA) and Tim Lincecum (2-5, 8.49 ERA) take the mound. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 5 and will air on FSW and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Hernandez pitched 5.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out eight and walking five in a 7-6 loss to the Cubs. The Angels were unsuccessful against the Red Sox 6-2 the last time Lincecum pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out three and walking six.
Seattle is a heavy -194 favorite at home and the Over/Under (O/U) for this matchup is set at eight runs. The Mariners are 29-29 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -352. They have disappointing records of 7-16 as the favorite and 16-24 SU within their division.
On the other side, the Angels have a subpar record of 25-38 when they are the underdog and are -890 overall with the money line. Against teams in their division, they are 20-23 SU and 10-12 as the underdog.
The Angels have gotten the better of the Mariners in head-to-head matchups this season, going 4-2. The Mariners will take on a right-hander (Lincecum) in this game and have a 39-29 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Angels will be the right-hander Hernandez. They sport a 34-42 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA, O/U - Over
LA Angels are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Seattle.
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
Seattle is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels.
When leading after seven innings, Seattle is 25-25, while Los Angeles is 20-30.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 15-30 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 40-10. The Mariners have a 41-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 13th, Seattle is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 497 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 with 504.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 321 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 13th with 337.
The Mariners are 45-35 when they hit at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 35-31 record.