In our MLB predictions for Monday, August 15, we are breaking down the Mariners vs. Angels battle from Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California to bring you the best betting pick and odds for the opening contest of a three-game series between two teams in the AL West battling for a wild card berth in the American League. The Angels are 7-5 against the Mariners this season.
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Mariners vs. Angels Betting Pick
This game will be played at Tropicana Field at 9:38 PM ET on Monday, August 15, 2022.
Why Bet The Angels:
✅ The Angels are 7-3 in their last 10 games. They started off the month struggling, going 2-3 and had a very tough July at 6-18, but have started to shake off the doldrums. They have won five of their last six games.
✅ The Angels start Shohei Ohtani, who is 10-7 with a 2.68 ERA in 19 starts. He tossed six shutout innings in his last outing and has given up four earned runs in his last 17.2 innings. Ohtani has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts.
✅ The Mariners starter Luis Castillo has allowed three runs in two of his last three starts. He has only allowed six total runs in his last 21.2 innings pitched. However, he has allowed three homeruns in those three games.
The Mariners used a 14-game winning streak to get themselves into the playoff hunt and are now in the second AL wild-card spot. They are 31-28 on the road. Seattle has the fifth best runs allowed per game (3.94) and is 23rd in runs scored (4.06).
The pitching staff has struggled in August, posting a 4.08 ERA, 18th overall. The offense has struggled as well, posting a .212 batting average this month, 28th overall, but they are still getting on base, drawing 50 walks in 13 games. That has helped them to record 4.0 runs per game.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, 10.0 games behind for the final wildcard spot. They are 26-33 at home, but have won four of their last six home contests. Los Angeles is 25th in runs scored (3.92) and 11th in runs allowed (4.19).
The pitching staff has been spectacular and August, posting a 2.60 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. However, the offense has bottomed out, recording a .216 batting average and a .269 on-base percentage. They have hit 17 homers in 13 games, but that has only helped them to produce 46 runs.