Seattle Mariners vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/11/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (-119) Diamondbacks (-101)
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-29, 5th in NL West) host the Seattle Mariners (19-24, 3rd in AL West) at Chase Field on Friday. The line on this contest has the Mariners priced at -119 and the Diamondbacks are at -101. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Yusei Kikuchi and Caleb Smith.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/7/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/7/2020 Sam Haggerty LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Out for the season
8/31/2020 Matt Magill RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/31/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/31/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Out for the season
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Out for the season
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/9/2020 Ketel Marte 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 19-24 overall record this season. Kikuchi has thrown 193 frames and has earned 150 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.41 (116 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.462. He has surrendered 222 hits (10.4 hits per 9 innings) with 60 free passes. Kikuchi (8-13 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.23 while facing 845 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.36 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.33. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 341 base hits and 219 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 356. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Seattle is hitting .231, good for 22nd in the league. The Mariners hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Evan White is hitting .184 with an on-base percentage of .254. He has 23 hits this season in 125 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .352 and an OPS+ of 68. Kyle Seager is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Mariners have 324 hits, including 64 doubles and 45 home runs. Seattle has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 373 times as a unit. They have left 276 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 185 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 15-29 overall mark this year. In his career, Smith has surrendered 213 base knocks and he has 277 strikeouts in 252 frames. He has allowed 130 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.277 and a FIP of 4.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54 and he has gone up against 1,073 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Smith (15-18 record in his career) has a 4.64 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 213 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 401 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.25.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .211 with an OBP of .284. He has 32 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .349 with an OPS+ of 68. Christian Walker is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 43 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 334 base hits, including 77 doubles and 38 homers. Arizona has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 344 occasions. They have had 292 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners (-119)
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