MLB Picks: Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has five career home runs against Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Aaron Harang, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as the two teams meet at Safeco Field.
Sports bettors will find that the Angels are minus-145 road favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 7.5 in the betting market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League West matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.
Los Angeles Angels
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The Los Angeles Angels are a disappointing 8-13 in the early going this season. They will look to bounce back from Thursday's 6-0 shutout loss to the Seattle Mariners as minus-125 road favorites on Friday.
MLB handicappers will find that the Halos are 7-1 in C.J. Wilson's last eight starts as favorites of minus-110 to minus-150 outside of Angel Stadium.
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The Seattle Mariners haven't won back-to-back games since opening the season with a 2-0 record. Currently, they sit seven games back of the Texas Rangers in the American League West standings.
Mariners starting pitcher Aaron Harang is 0-2 with a 10.24 ERA in two starts this season—serving up four home runs in 9.2 combined frames.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Angels on the run line on Friday night, as they've compiled a 75-40 record against the Seattle Mariners since the start of the 2007 season.
MLB Pick: Los Angeles Angels -1.5 (+113)
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