It’s back to the diamond on Friday. Teams are rested and ready to go. Which will have the strong impact post All-Star break? Bats or pitching? Based on the lines set for today, the books are counting on the bats. There’s a lot of high totals floating around today. Most are in the 7.5 to 8.5 range.

Focus for tonight’s free play comes in the Seattle Mariners vs LA Angels. Weaver heads to the mound for LA while Iwakuma does for Seattle. I’m focusing on the total tonight, which is 7.5. The over is +100 while the under is -120.

It’s a tale of two teams playing the opposite. Seattle has been winning when their pitching is solid because they are failing to produce runs. At home scoring runs has been even more of a struggle for the Mariners than on the road. LA on the other hand has had poor pitching that has been offset by high amounts of runs being produced.

I’ll put the momentum on the home town Mariners tonight. Iwakuma shook off mid June woes to finish the latter part of June and start to July strong. Weaver should be able to get out of any jams as Seattle has a hard time getting RISP. Take the under at -120 tonight.


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