|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting odds for the Angels at Mariners matchup will be based largely on the surprisingly good start by Seattle to the MLB betting season. Baseball betting odds have treated the Angels less kindly, especially considering their status as a MLB betting favorite to make the playoffs.
The probable starting pitchers posted on the baseball betting odds board will be lefthander Joe Saunders of Los Angeles and lefthander Ryan Rowland-Smith of Seattle. Saunders is 1-1 on the MLB betting season with a tidy 2.63 earned run average. He has had good luck against the baseball betting odds versus Seattle with a 4-1 record to go with a 4.61 earned run average.
Rowland-Smith has seen only 3 innings of work so far this season and has no decisions against the baseball betting odds along with no earned runs allowed. He is 0-1 lifetime against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a 3.10 earned run average.
The Angels split their first 6 games of the season against the baseball betting odds with just 1 of those games going under the total. They opened the season with home series against Oakland and Boston. The Angels lineup got off to a very slow start as the pitching staff is what has prevented a total collapse against the baseball betting odds.
The Angels have seen an alarming lack of power in their lineup so far. Mike Napoli has been about the only source of power to begin the season as he had 2 home runs. Kendra Morales had a .368 average with 3 doubles.
The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, won 5 of their first 7 games against the baseball betting odds. They opened with road series at Minnesota and at Oakland. Much like the Angels, Seattle has relied on strong pitching to get them through at the start of the season while their offense has struggled somewhat.
Russell Branyan has been the bright spot in the lineup with a .333 average and 2 home runs. While Seattle was not expected to have much success against the baseball betting odds they have so far proven to be better than expected.
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