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MLB Baseball: Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels – July 1, 2017

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Angels Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California
  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:07 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: SEA +106 | LAA -116
  • Total: 9
  • Quick Pick: Seattle Mariners +106 for 1.5 Units

The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels will face off for the 8th time this year tonight in Anaheim, California. The Angels have won 4 out of 7 games this year against the Mariners and swept them in all 3 games in Anaheim in the first series of the year. They are now 3-1 at home vs. Mariners because they were spanked last night 10-0!

Mariners Tough When Gaviglio Is On The Mound

The Seattle Mariners are 40-41 on the year and are 14 games back in 4th place in the American League West Division. The Mariners have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games and are 15-24 on the road this season. The Mariners are 15-18 against teams from the American League West Division.

The Mariners will give the Saturday start to Sam Gaviglio. Gaviglio is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA. He has pitched in 45.1 innings and given up 41 hits and 17 earned runs. Gaviglio has struggled with taking on innings this year. He has not gone past the 6th inning in any start this year and has not won a game since June 14. Gaviglio is only 3-2 but the Mariners are 6-3 in games that he has started. Gaviglio has only given up more than 2 earned runs in 2 games this year.

Angels Hope Nolasco Can Keep Ball In Park

The Los Angeles Angels are 42-42 and are in 2nd place in the American League West Division. The Angels have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games and now stand 13.5 games behind the division leading Houston Astros. The Angels have gone 17-16 this year against teams from within their own division.

The Angels will send Ricky Nolasco to the mound on Saturday night against the Mariners. Nolasco is 3-9 this year with a 4.86 ERA. Nolasco has pitched 90.2 innings and has given up 103 hits and 49 earned runs. Nolasco has faced the Mariners 2 times this year. Nolasco did not receive a decision in the game on April 8, going 6 innings and only giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs in a 5-4 LA win. In the game on May 3, Nolasco only lasted 4.1 innings, while giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs. The problem with Nolasco is he has struggled year in and year out keeping the ball in the park. This year he has already given up 23 home runs, which is the most home runs allowed in the American League.

Mariners Tee Off On Ricky Nolasco And LA Angels

The Mariners have tagged Nolasco for 12 hits and 3 home runs in 2 games this year. He is getting pounded by power hitters this year and will be facing the Mariners teams who are 3rd in the American League with 722 hits. I anticipate the Mariners will tee off on Nolasco and knock him out of the game by the 5th innings. I will take the Mariners for 1.5 units at +106
Pick: Seattle Mariners +106 for 1.5 Units