The Seattle Mariners look to stay on fire through the final weekend of the regular season. One of the hottest teams in the major leagues, the Mariners have been flying with wins in ten of their previous eleven attempts. It’s been a big push for the Mariners, but they still have to finish the job after all that.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) October 1, 2021
They’ve gone from a team that looked dead in the water to a spot in the postseason. The Mariners are in a deadlock with the Boston Red Sox for the final wildcard in the American League. As it stands now, one of the two is likely going to be going to the Bronx for the Wild Card Round.
We don’t know if it’s going to be the Red Sox or Mariners. There is a chance that one of them passes the Yankees, but that’s going to be tough. The Yankees don’t have a lay-up against the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend, so it’s not completely out of the conversation, though. The Mariners are sizzling hot and you can’t count from hosting the Wild Card just yet.
In their most recent win, the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics by a score of 4-2. That was one of three wins for the Mariners, which included a 13-4 and two 4-2 wins. Logan Gilbert allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 5.2 innings of work in the win on Wednesday. It’s been a complete team effort for the Mariners, and Gilbert has played a role in the hot streak.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) October 1, 2021
What else is there to say about the Los Angeles Angels? Other than being a huge disappointment, that just about sums it up with the Angels. It’s the same old with the Angels, as they’re going into the final weekend with a record of 75-84 and 18 games behind the Houston Astros in the AL West.
The Angels have the excuse that Mike Trout has been injured, but where would they be with him? I’m going to assume the Angels would be hovering around .500, maybe a bit ahead of .500, which wouldn’t get them into the postseason. Like we’ve said before, the Angels have more holes to patch up, like a consistent and deep rotation.
Jose Suarez and Marco Gonzales are expected to get the starting nods in this one. Both will end the regular season with acceptable numbers no matter what happens tonight. Head below for our free Angels vs. Mariners pick on October 1, 2021.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Live Odds and Betting History:
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|LA Angels||+1.5 (-145)||+143||Over 7.5 (-116)|
|Seattle Mariners||-1.5 (+125)||-152||Under 7.5 (-104)|
|Team Data||LA Angels||Seattle Mariners|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.235||.211|
|Runs Per 9||4.57||4.39|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.98||3.87|
Angels vs. Mariners Prediction:
Jose Suarez goes into T-Mobile Park with an ERA of 3.86 and a 1.24 WHIP through 94 innings. He’s been in fine form for the Angels this season, but he isn’t coming off his best work recently. Suarez was tagged for 6 hits and 3 earned runs against the A’s on September 18, and then he struggled to keep it together in his most recent attempt.
That was against the Mariners last week at Angel Stadium. Suarez fell victim to the red-hot Mariners, as he gave up 4 earned runs across 5 innings. The Mariners ultimately won the ballgame by a score of 6-5. The Mariners are hitting .261 with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs in 64 at-bats versus Suarez. He is heading into this one with an ERA of 4.41 and a 1.22 WHIP in his last three starts.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 3-7
- 3-7 overall in their previous ten games as an underdog
- 3-11 overall in their previous 14 games versus the AL West
- 2-8 overall in their previous ten games versus a team with a winning record
- 0-6 overall in their previous six first game of a series
- 15-40 overall in their previous 55 games on a Friday
- Jose Suarez ERA (Last 3): 4.41
- Record (Last 10): 9-1
- 10-1 overall in their previous 11 games
- 4-0 overall in their previous four games versus a left-handed starter
- 20-6 overall in their previous 26 games versus the AL West
- 8-1 overall in their previous nine games after a win
- 13-3 overall in their previous 16 games after allowing 2 or less runs
- Marco Goznales ERA (Last 3): 2.84
Marco Gonzales may not be getting any accolades in the media, but he’s a valuable asset to the Mariners’ rotation. Gonzales has been holding his own this season with an ERA of 3.80 and a 1.17 WHIP through 138 innings of work. Like the rest of the club, Gonzales has been turning up the heat recently.
Through his last three outings, he has posted an ERA of 2.84 and a 0.84 WHIP across 19 innings. He’s been a touch better in Seattle at T-Mobile Park with a 3.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 71 innings. Gonzales is coming off a standout outing versus the Angels on September 26. He held the Angels to 3 hits and 1 earned run through 7 innings in a 5-1 win.
In his career, the Angels are hitting just .158 and .228 OBP through 113 at-bats versus Gonzales. I would recommend riding the hot stroke of the Mariners at home in this one. They look determined to go to the postseason in 2021 after a long franchise drought.