The M’s and Halos continue their three-game AL West series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, so we have prepared the best Mariners vs. Angels betting pick and odds for Saturday, June 25, 2022, with the first pitch at 10:07 PM ET.
According to BetOnline Sportsbook, the Angels are slight -111 home favorites with a total of 8.0 runs, while the Mariners sit at +101 moneyline odds. The Halos won four of their first five games against the M’s in 2022, excluding Friday night’s contest from Angel Stadium.
The Mariners seek revenge
The Seattle Mariners finished the last week with a couple of disappointing displays against the Angels, 3-0 and 4-0. They dropped a five-game home series, outlasting the Halos 8-1 in Game 2. The Mariners bounced back with a three-game sweep over the Oakland Athletics and entered Friday’s battle in Anaheim carrying a 32-39 record.
Seattle was sitting at the fourth spot in the AL West, a game and a half behind the Angels and seven games off the bottom wild card in the American League. Ty France suffered an elbow injury last Thursday and was held out of the Mariners’ lineup for Friday’s clash. His eventual absence in the Halos series would be a huge blow for Seattle’s offense, as France is slashing .316/.390/.476 with ten home runs and 45 RBIs across 275 at-bats this season.
Logan Gilbert will take the mound Saturday, carrying a pristine 2.28 ERA. The 25-year-old righty is 7-3 in 14 starts this season and 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA over his previous five starts. Gilbert was charged for a loss in a 4-0 defeat to the Angels last Sunday, yielding a couple of earned runs on four hits across six innings while striking out six.
The Angels have to improve at the plate
The Los Angeles Angels have won four of their last six contests, scoring 29 runs and yielding 17 in a return. They’ve slugged eight home runs and 11 extra-base hits to go with a disappointing .229 batting average and even more disappointing .286 on-base percentage.
Mike Trout is killing it at the plate, slashing .326/.415/.891 in his last 13 games and 53 plate appearances. Shohei Ohtani has improved and owns a strong .290/.364/.526 triple-slash in June, but the rest of the team is not helping too much. Taylor Ward still holds a terrific 177 OPS+, and he’s hitting a miserable .226/.281/.302 across 57 plate appearances in June.
Patrick Sandoval (3-2; 2.70 ERA; 1.32 WHIP) will get the nod Saturday and aim for his first win since May. The 25-year-old lefty has gone 0-1 over his previous four starts, posting a 4.58 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio across 19.2 innings of work. Sandoval tossed six frames in a no-decision against the Mariners last Saturday. He yielded one earned run on four hits and a pair of walks and fanned five.
- 1-5 in the last six games against the Angels
- 4-1 in the last five games against the AL West
Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick
I’m going with the Angels because of Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. This duo should make the difference, as I’m expecting a tight battle between Logan Gilbert and Patrick Sandoval on the mound.
Both bullpens have done an excellent job over the last ten days. The Mariners have recorded a 3.00 ERA, 2.92 FIP, and 0.82 BB/9 across 33 innings, while the Angels have compiled a 2.80 ERA, 3.02 FIP, and 1.27 BB/9.
Pick: Take Los Angeles Angels at -111
The Mariners are hitting only .205/.300/.366 in the last seven days and 205 at-bats. They are more dangerous when batting against the righties, so Patrick Sandoval should have a good game. On the other side, the Angels have a 104 OPS+ against the righties, but Logan Gilbert is pitching at a high level at the moment.
If the bullpens continue to shine, we’ll see a low-scoring affair. The hosts remain my best Mariners vs. Angels betting pick for Saturday night.
Pick: Go under 8.0 runs at -110