Los Angeles vs Seattle MLB Free Picks

Posted by Aaron . on May 13, 2016 in

On Saturday night, the Los Angeles Angels will be up in the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Mariners in an American League West matchup. The Mariners (21-13) sit atop the American League West, ½ game ahead of Texas. The Angels (13-21) sit in fourth place in the West, already 8 games out of first. The Angels lost a 12-10 barnburner to the Cardinals on Thursday, while the Mariners just completed a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. Find the latest MLB sports betting odds here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners MLB Free Picks

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:10 PM Eastern time
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle
Live Stream: MLB.tv
Pitching Matchup: Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 5.40 ERA) (LA) vs Hisashi Iwakuma (1-4, 4.19 ERA) (SEA)



Why should you bet on Los Angeles?

The Angels’ offense seems to be waking up, and that could give them an advantage against the Mariners. Albert Pujols is hitting home runs again, and Kole Calhoun had an RBI single in the Angels’ 12-10 loss to close out their series with St. Louis. While the pitching situation appears to be a mess, and while none of the Angels’ big hitters have had much success against Iwakuma historically, if he leaves some fat fastballs out over the plate, Pujols, Trout and Company will definitely take advantage.

Why should you put your money on the Mariners?

If you’re wondering why Jhoulys Chacin is appearing in this game preview and not another dreary Atlanta Braves article, the Braves shipped Chacin to the Angels in exchange for minor leaguer Adam McCreery, as the Braves already looking toward next year. In his last outing, Chacin permitted eight runs in 4 innings against the Mets. Among the Mariners, Norichika Aoki is the only hitter with significant history against Chacin, but he has hit .364 with 3 home runs and 3 RBI in 11 at-bats. While Chacin might eat some innings, it’s not likely they will be dominant ones.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think the Mariners will have extended BP with Chacin as the pitcher on the mound, and I think they will win this one running away. I’m predicting an 8-2 Seattle win.