Seattle @ L.A. Angels
L.A. Angels +101 over Seattle

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L.A. Angels +101 over Seattle

The best price available to us is at Pinnacle with the Halos +101.

9:30 PM EST. Expectations can be a bitch. Just ask the Angels, who were absolutely putrid for nearly five months, but have since turned a corner now that they are in the role of spoiler with no future of their own in 2022. The Halos are playing some pretty good ball right now, ripping off seven wins over their last 10 games, including two straight.

Quite simply, Shoetei Ohtani (LAA - RHP) cannot be a pooch against anyone in the AL West. Period. Full stop. Ohtani does it all and it’s all tremendous. Elite K/9 to BB/9 ratio, a fantastic matching ERA and xERA of 2.88, an equally spectacular WHIP of 1.05, a great 6.9% barrel rate, and we’ll leave you with his uber elite swing & miss rate of 15.9%. Dude is an MVP through and through and arguably the best player in the game.

Enter Luis Castillo (RHP - SEA) and the Mariners, who were big movers at the trade deadline. The M’s are finding out quickly what the weight of expectations can do to a team. Seattle is just 5-5 across its last 10 and has dropped two in a row to these Angels. The Mariners are now 13 games back of AL West-leading Houston and are in a dog fight for a Wild Card spot with Toronto, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Chicago. Castillo looked good in two starts for the M’s against the Yankees, but he was also an underdog in both. There’s a different mindset when you are the one expected to win and right now, the Angels are relishing this spoiler role. We’re buying.

Our Pick

L.A. Angels +101 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.02)

Boston -1½ +155 over Baltimore