In our MLB predictions for Tuesday, August 16, we’re breaking down the AL West battle from Angel Stadium in Anaheim to get you the best Mariners vs Angels betting pick and odds. Seattle and Los Angeles continue a three-game series in California. Monday night’s opener has been excluded from this preview, while the Angels have won seven of their first 12 encounters with the Mariners in 2022.
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Mariners vs Angels Betting Pick
This game will be played at Angel Stadium at 9:38 PM ET on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Why Bet The Mariners:
✅ Robbie Ray (8-8; 3.90 ERA) will take the mound for Seattle. The 30-year-old left-hander finished July with a pair of awful outings, but he turned the corner in August. Over his previous two starts, the reigning AL Cy Young Award champ has yielded just three runs on eight hits across 13.1 innings while punching out 17.
✅ The current Angels lineup is only 10-for-49 against Robbie Ray, who’s 1-0 with a shiny 1.29 ERA and 20/3 K/BB ratio in a couple of meetings with the Halos this season (14 innings pitched). The Angels have accounted for just 46 runs in their first 13 contests in August while slashing a poor .216/.269/.385 across 436 at-bats.
✅ The Mariners’ bullpen has done a good job so far this month. Through 41.2 innings of work, it has compiled a 2.16 ERA, 10.8 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, and .202 BABIP. Seattle’s relievers sit at 3.42 ERA and 3.80 FIP for the season.
The Mariners finished the previous week with a couple of straight losses at the Texas Rangers, dropping a three-game series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The M’s fell to 62-54 on the season, occupying the middle wild-card spot in the American League.
While Seattle’s pitching staff is doing a solid job, the Mariners’ offense continues to struggle. Seattle is hitting a poor .212/.302/.360 with 16 home runs and 15 doubles through 425 at-bats in August. Ty France is only 6-for-41 in the last two weeks, while Eugenio Suarez has eight hits and three homers over his previous 43 at-bats.
Los Angeles Angels
The Halos carried a 51-64 record into Monday’s clash against the Mariners, searching for their third consecutive victory. The Angels have won five of their previous six contests, but they were still trailing the bottom wild card in the American League by ten games.
Jose Suarez will take the hill Tuesday, and the 24-year-old southpaw is 4-4 with a 4.04 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 61/27 K/BB ratio in 12 starts and a pair of relief appearances (62.1 innings pitched) in 2022. Suarez hasn’t allowed a single earned run in three straight starts and 17.1 frames of work.