The Los Angeles Angels have been making their move lately, winning nine of their last ten games and putting a lot of pressure on the Houston Astros in the American League West. And they will be sending one of their best to the mound on Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners, who will be handing the ball to one of THE best in the business. It looks like a great pitching matchup from here, and the action begins at 10:10 PM ET at Safeco Field in Seattle. For those customers of Vietbet, all the wagering does not have to end when the game starts, as they can place their bets on dynamic numbers that move all night long, courtesy of the Live Betting Extra feature.
With a record of 46-38, the Angels are now just a game and a half behind Houston in the division. They are also the wild-card leader in the AL at the moment. Seattle is 39-46, nine games behind the lead, and they are seven games behind in the wild-card race.
Two good pictures are on the mound on Thursday night, and they are in good form. Garrett Richards gets the start for the Angels, and he is coming off a nice effort at Arlington against the Texas Rangers. On the season, he is 9-5 with a 3.35 ERA. He will be opposed by "King" Felix Hernandez, who is 10-5 with a 3.02 ERA but has fared much better against this visiting team in recent starts.
In the MLB betting odds that have been posted on this game by the people at Vietbet, the Mariners are the favorites at home:
Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) -131
Los Angeles Angels (Richards) +121
Over 6.5 runs -115
Under 6.5 runs -105
Hernandez has shut down the Angels with brutal efficiency the last nine times he has faced them. In fact, he has compiled a 0.93 ERA against them over that stretch, and you can't really get much better than that. Two of those starts happened this season; in the first one, on May 4, he struck out eight batters in seven innings and allowed only one run. Then, just 11 days ago, he held the Halos to only one hit over six innings in Anaheim.
Not to be outdone, at least too much, has been the performance of Richards against this Seattle lineup. Vietbet patrons who have followed him have seen him compile a 0.97 ERA in his last five appearances against the Mariners, and in one of those games, last April, he gave up just one hit over seven innings. His two starts against Seattle in the 2015 season have also been excellent, allowing 12 hits and three runs in 14 2/3 innings. At this particular venue (Safeco Field), he has tossed 14 1/3 consecutive scoreless frames. Make no mistake – both of these right-handers have the ability to control this ballgame against the other team.
If you want to talk about a statistical disparity, try this on for size – Seattle is hitting .205 with runners in scoring position this season, and that is the worst in the major leagues. By contrast, Los Angeles, in its current four-game winning streak, has batted .446 with RISP.
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