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MLB Betting Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners

September 13, 2023



This matchup features a pair of AL West rivals when the Los Angeles Angels travel to take on the Seattle Mariners in game three of a three-game series in which the teams have split the first two games of the series with the Mariners winning game two of the series by a score of 8-0. 

Which team will come away with the series win by winning game three on Wednesday afternoon? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Los Angeles Angels enter this game with a record of 68-78 which puts them 14 games behind the Houston Astros for 1st place in the AL West and 12.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners for the final Wild Card spot in the American League. Los Angeles has compiled a record of 4-8 which includes a 0-8 shutout loss in game two of the series against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday which also ended their three-game winning streak. 

Seattle enters this game with a record of 80-65 which puts them 1.5 games behind the Houston Astros for 1st place in the AL West and a tie with the Toronto Blue Jays for the final Wild Card spot in the American League. The Mariners have compiled a record of 4-8 in September but are coming off an 8-0 win in game two of the series against the Los Angeles Angels which ended their four-game losing streak. Four of the runs for the Seattle Mariners came in the 4th inning which included Ty France, Dylan Moore, and Sam Haggerty scoring off a double hit by J.P. Crawford.

BookMaker has the Seattle Mariners listed as -160 money line favorites at home against the Los Angeles Angels for game three of the series on Wednesday afternoon. Seattle has won six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while winning by an average margin of .8 runs per game over the last ten and 2 runs per game over the last three matchups.

Seattle has the advantage at pitcher on Wednesday as the Mariners will send Luis Castillo to the mound while the Angels will send Chase Silseth to the mound for game three of the series. Castillo is 12-7 this season with a 3.08 ERA while recording 191 strikeouts while Silseth is 4-1 on the year with an ERA of 4.10 and has recorded 53 strikeouts.

Luis Castillo is 2-0 with a no-decision in his last three starts this season while allowing a total of five runs and recording 16 strikeouts in those matchups with his last matchup coming on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays in which Castillo didn’t allow a run and recorded eight strikeouts in a win.

In his last three starts this season, Chase Silseth is 1-0 with two no-decisions while allowing seven runs and recording 12 strikeouts in those starts with his last start coming on the road against the New York Mets in which Silseth allowed two runs while recording three strikeouts in a no-decision.

Seattle has the advantage at pitcher for game three of the series and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games while winning by an average margin of .8 runs per game over the last ten and 2 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Seattle Mariners at -160 on BookMaker for this matchup on Wednesday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Seattle Mariners Money Line (-160)