2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
April 08, 2015
This pick was released to clients on April 08, 2015 at 12:25PM ET.
Los Angeles at Seattle
Wednesday 04/08 10:10 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Los Angeles +119 (moneyline) (risk 1.5 to return 3.29) RESULT: WIN
These Angels won 98 games last season and have a terrific offense again, with speed and power. They also have a powerful arm going in Matt Shoemaker, with the Angels 17-5 in his last 22 starts. In his breakout season in 2014, he had a 3.04 ERA with 124 strikeouts over 136 innings. He was 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA against Seattle last season. Seattle is favored, but the Mariners are 3-7 in Hisashi Iwakuma's last 10 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150. Iwakuma (finger blister) pitched two innings in a minor league game last Thursday, but avoided using his split-finger fastball. Iwakuma will start but it's not clear how healthy he is or if he'll even throw his signature pitch due to the blister. He is favored here, but had a 5.94 ERA against the Angels last year. Play the Angels.
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