Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Pick – MLB June 18, 2022

It is a doubleheader day in Seattle at T-Mobile Park. The LA Angels and Seattle Mariners are currently in the middle of the first game. It’s currently a back-and-forth game, with the Mariners giving up a 1-0 lead in the 4th frame.

Last night it was the Mariners’ night, as they torched the Angels for an 8-1 win. It was a nice response for the Mariners after losing the opener on Thursday night, 4-1. Robbie Ray carried a no-hitter into the 8th inning last night.

It was the second game in three attempts that the Angels were nearly no-hit. That wasn’t as close as the Dodgers game. Shohei Ohtani recorded a triple with Tyler Anderson two outs away from a no-hitter.

The Angels started off pretty well this season. They were neck and neck with the Houston Astros for a while to open the campaign. However, a 14-game losing streak will wreak havoc on a team.

They’re 11 games behind the Astros at 30-36 with this afternoon pending. There is a lot of track left this season, but you’re not going to find too much confidence behind this team doing much. The Angels haven’t done anything in the past to suggest they’ll come through in the second half.

This is looking like another wasted season with Mike Trout on the roster.

Having two players that could be named MVP doesn’t matter for the Angels. Ohtani and Trout could take turns being MVPs, but learning how to win is still tough.

The Mariners had good news from Ray last night. He hasn’t been pitching with too much confidence, but looked at his best Friday night.

Seattle is currently getting a good start from Chris Flexen on the mound. They may be going with a bullpen game for the second meeting of the doubleheader. Jose Saurez is confirmed for the Angels.

Head below for our free Angels vs. Mariners prediction on June 18, 2022.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
LA Angels -1.5 (+130) -126 Over 8.5 (-115)
Seattle Mariners +1.5 (-150) +106 Under 8.5 (-105)
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Team Data LA Angels Seattle Mariners
Overall Record 30-36 29-36
Away/Home Record 13-18 15-15
Batting Average .236 .233
Batting Average Away/Home .220 .243
Runs Per 9 4.30 4.08
Team ERA 3.95 3.95
Team ERA Away/Home 4.43 3.38

Angels vs. Mariners Prediction:

The Angels are turning to Jose Suarez tonight. Going to Suarez at the back of their rotation is part of the problem in Anaheim. The back of their rotation lacks depth, and they rely on their offense to win games in these spots.

Suarez is going into tonight with an ERA of 5.96 and a 1.85 WHIP. He’s putting too many runners on base with poor command this season.

In five starts and six appearances, Suarez hasn’t been consistent and looked comfortable.

Going into this one, he’s notched an ERA of 6.52 and a 2.28 WHIP in his previous three starts. He hasn’t cared for going on the road as well.

Suarez opens his start at T-Mobile Park with an ERA of 7.00 and a 2.33 WHIP on the road. He’s allowed 15 hits, 6 walks, and 3 home runs in 9 innings as a visiting club this season.

The Mariners have hit 2 home runs and 5 RBIs against Suarez in 47 at-bats. J.P. Crawford is 5-for-13 with a.385 BA, while four other players in the line are hitting .333 or better versus Suarez.

I don’t have the most confidence in Suarez holding up well in this one.

This should be a good spot for the Mariners to get their bats going against the Angels. With both teams having to use their bullpen in the first game, there should be chances against tired bullpens as well.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Trends:

Angels

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games versus a team with a losing record
  • 1-7 overall in their previous seven games versus a right-handed starter
  • OVER is 6-0-1 in their previous seven games on a Saturday
  • OVER is 10-4-1 in thier previous 15 second game of a doubleheader
  • OVER is 7-1 in their previous eight games on the road versus a team with a losing record

Mariners

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 11-2 overall in their previous 13 fourth game of a series
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games at home
  • OVER is 15-5 in their previous 20 games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 7-1 in their previous eight second game of a doubleheader
  • OVER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games versus the Angels

  • The Mariners currently don’t have a starter pencilled in for the doubleheader. They had Chris Flexen deliver a strong outing in the first game, but there is no confirmation for the second meeting of the day.

    The Mariners could opt to have a bullpen game with a pitching by committee strategy.

    That doesn’t feel like a winning formula in a doubleheader. Their bullpen has already been taxed because of the earlier matchup. In any event, expect runs, or at least enough for the OVER to hit at 8.5 runs.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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