- The Seattle Mariners are -190 home favorites over the Los Angeles Angels in an American League afternoon game on Saturday, August 6
- This is the first game of a day-night doubleheader
- The Angels are 7-2 straight up in their last eight games at Seattle
The Los Angeles Angels (45-61, 21-29 away) haven’t found many places to win this season. Much to the chagrin of the Seattle Mariners (57-50, 27-24 home), their city has proven to he a haven for Angels to earn their wings.
LA is 4-1 straight up at Seattle this season. Over the past eight road games against the Mariners, the Angels are 7-2 SU.
Angels vs Mariners Odds
|Los Angeles Angels||+158||+1.5 (-135)||O 7.5 (-105)|
|Seattle Mariners||-190||-1.5 (+115)||U 7.5 (-115)|
Odds as of August 5 at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars Sportsbook bonus code.
Oddsmakers are summarily unimpressed. It’s the Mariners who are set as the -190 home favorites. The Angels are 5-2 against the runline in the last seven games at Seattle. These two clubs also played a twin bill at Seattle on June 18. The Angels swept the doubleheader.
First pitch at T-Mobile Park is set for 4:10 pm ET on Saturday, August 6. The weather forecast is showing clear skies with 8 mph wind and a temperature of 81 degrees.
At odds of -190, the Mariners are offering an implied probability of victory of 65.52% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Seattle would deliver a payout of $15.30.
In the MLB betting trends, the public is backing the Mariners in both the moneyline and runline at 56%. There’s also 56% of public bets going with the over in the total.
The Mariners are at +5000 odds to win the AL West in the MLB Division odds Los Angeles is listed at +100000 to win the division. The MLB pennant odds have Seattle at odds of +1500 to win the AL flag, while LA is at +50000. In the World Series odds, bettors can access +3500 odds on the Mariners to win the MLB championship. The Angels are +100000.
LA Angels vs Seattle Probable Pitchers
Angels right-hander Touki Toussaint will be making his first start of the season and first in MLB since September 14, 2021. He’s gone over four innings just once in his past four starts.
The good from Touki Toussaint today: elite 48% whiff rate and 6 strikeouts in 4.1 innings
The bad from Touki Toussaint today: a miserable 50.6% strike rate and 5 walks
— Brent Maguire (@bmags94) August 4, 2022
Toussaint was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in July and assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Recalled, his made his Angels debut on July 30. Working in relief, Toussaint allowed two runs, two hits and walked two over four innings. He got the decision in a 9-7 win over the Texas Rangers.
Over his career, Toussaint is 5-0 as a reliever but just 5-6 as a starter. This will be his first time facing the Mariners during his big-league career.
Toussaint vs Kirby Stats
Rookie right-hander George Kirby takes the hill for the Mariners in the opener. He’s a control freak. Kirby’s 3.6 bases on balls percentage rates among 2% of MLB hurlers.
His 6.64 strikeouts/walks ratio would rate #2 in the American League if Kirby had pitched enough innings to be among the qualifiers. He’s never walked more than one batter in any start this season.
George Kirby's new two-seam fastball has wowed his rotation mates.
Here's Robbie Ray on this K last night: "A left-handed hitter can't swing at that pitch because it's like, 'That ball is going to hit me.' And then all of a sudden, it's on the plate." pic.twitter.com/ZZVQ6r6RZE
— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) July 27, 2022
Kirby went without a decision over four July starts. This was despite allowing just five earned runs in 20.1 innings of work for a 2.25 ERA. He didn’t surrender a home run the entire month.
Kirby took 4-1 home loss to the Angels on June 16. He allowed six hits and two earned runs over six innings.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Mariners Batters||Batting Average vs Toussaint||Angels Batters||Batting Average vs Kirby|
|JP Crawford||.000||Jo Adell||.000|
|Ty France||.000||David Fletcher||.000|
|Adam Frazier||1.000||Phil Gosselin||.000|
|Sam Haggerty||.000||Mickey Moniak||.000|
|Jarred Kelenic||.000||Shohei Ohtani||.667|
|Jake Lamb||.000||Luis Renfigo||.000|
|Kyle Lewis||.000||Jose Rojas||.000|
|Cal Raleigh||.000||Magneuris Sierra||.000|
|Carlos Santana||.500||Max Stassi||.000|
|Eugenio Suarez||.000||Kurt Suzuki||.000|
|Abraham Toro||.000||Andrew Velazquez||.000|
|Luis Torrens||.000||Jared Welsh||.333|
|Jesse Winker||.000||Taylor Ward||.333|
Seattle’s Adam Frazier is 2-for-2 (1.000) with a double against Toussaint. Carlos Santana is 1-for-2 (.500) with an RBI.
No left-handed batter in the entire Statcast era has hit a home run on a pitch farther inside than this one Shohei Ohtani hit. 👽🛸 pic.twitter.com/VIpW3eC2Ec
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) August 5, 2022
Angels sensation Shohei Ohtani is 2-for-3 (.667) when facing Kirby. Both Jared Welsh and Taylor Ward are 1-for-3 (.333).
Angels vs Mariners Prediction
Kirby’s overall numbers are solid. He just needs some run support to get more consistently into the win column.
The return of first baseman Ty France to the lineup should help with the run production. He’s back after missing four games due to a wrist injury. France is slashing .308/.380/.477) this season.
Angels took 4 of 5 from Mariners ending on June 19th
Mariners 28-10 (Best AL)
Angels 11-25 (Worst MLB)
— Gary Hill Jr. (@GaryHillJr) August 5, 2022
The Angels arrived in Seattle with a 7-20 slate over their past 27 games. Toussaint’s numbers show he’s been much more effective as a reliever than a starter.
Pick: Seattle Mariners ML (-190)