In the last of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners (1-1) and the Los Angeles Angels (1-1) at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma (15-9, 3.52 ERA) and Matt Shoemaker (16-4, 3.04 ERA) get the start. The Angels won the last game 2-0 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 8 and will air on FSN-W and ROOT-NW.
Iwakuma is 6-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 0.97 WHIP against the Angels in his career. In his pitching opportunities against the Mariners, Shoemaker is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA, 18 strikeouts and two walks. Mike Trout (.250 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Seattle, a -133 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Los Angeles. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at seven runs. The Mariners are 1-1 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -18. Don't expect the Seattle hitters to swing wildly. They average only 3.5 strikeouts per game. As for the pitching staff, the Mariners are fifth in the AL in hits allowed with just 4.5 per game. An area where the Mariners are particularly strong is striking batters out, where they average 10.0 K's per game.
Moving on to the away team, the Angels come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the underdog (1-1) and an overall money line of +eight. They also allow just 1.0 walks per game, good for third in the AL.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA, O/U - Over
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games.
LA Angels are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Seattle.
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Seattle.
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
The Mariners and the Angels both stand at 1-1 against their division.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Mariners have a 1-1 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mariners and the Angels both have records of 1-0.
Ranking 16th in runs, Los Angeles has earned three this season. Seattle ranks 14th with four runs.
Ranking 20th, Seattle is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching two this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top half at 14th with three.
The Mariners are 1-0 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Angels are 1-1 when they hit at least one homer.