The best betting pick from Friday comes from the American League West divisional battle from Major League Baseball between the LA Angels and Seattle Mariners. First pitch from Seattle is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time and it’s the MLB package with the live national television broadcast. The Major League best bet is playing on the LA Angels -123 odds against the Seattle Mariners. The odds from this AL west game are courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds from the MLB top pick on Friday has the road club LA Angels opening up as a -125 betting favorite with the home underdog Seattle Mariners take back at +115 odds. The run total opened at 7 runs. Early money has shown on the side of the Mariners as the LA Angels dropped to a -123 favorite with the odds on the Seattle Mariners now lined at +113 odds. The run over under has not moved off the opening number of 7 runs. Run line bettors laying -1 ½ runs on the LA Angels will get back +140 odds. Those who take the +1 ½ runs on the Seattle Mariners will lay -150 odds for their money line wager.
The LA Angels has had recent success against the Seattle Mariners with four wins in their past five meeting which includes a 3-0 road win by the Halos last night. LA will throw Ervin Santana on Friday night to battle the Mariners lineup. Santana is in good form as the right hander is sitting with an ERA of just 1.71 in his past three starts. In that span the Angels hurler has allowed just four earned runs with 16 strike outs in 21 innings of work. Santana has had good recent success against the Mariners allowing four earned runs in his past three starts in 21 innings pitched. The Angels are playing good ball right now as the club has won three straight games and Albert Pujols looks to be getting on track. With the injury to the ineffective Vernon Wells the Angels are able to play Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in the lineup together. LA is 3-1 with Wells out of the lineup. Torii Hunter hasn’t been hitting the cover off the baseball and he has been sidelined since May 14th. LA is going with their youth and they run the bases and bring more power to the lineup around Pujols.
The Seattle Mariners will send Blake Beavan to the hill on Friday to face their divisional rivals. Beavan hovers with an ERA of nearly 4 ½ runs this season and over his past three starts. He has not gone very far as Beavan has averaged just four innings pitched in his past three starts and has given up a lot of base runners in that span. Seattle is an anemic hitting team at Safeco Park as the club bats just .198 at home on the season. With Ervin Santana in good form and a better hitting lineup now on the field the best MLB betting pick on Friday will be playing on the LA Angels at online sports books.