Seattle Mariners vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/12/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+148) Diamondbacks (-160)
Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners (19-24, 3rd in AL West) travel to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (16-29, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this matchup at -160 while the Mariners are coming in at +148. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Justus Sheffield and Zac Gallen.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/11/2020 J.P SS Bereavement List Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/11/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
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 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/31/2020 Matt Magill RP Shoulder Out for the season
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 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/9/2020 Ketel Marte 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Caleb Smith SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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. Sheffield (2-4 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.17 while he has faced 342 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.09 (43 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.553. He has surrendered 84 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 34 free passes. Sheffield has thrown 76 innings and has tallied 72 strikeouts in his career. 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 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Kyle Seager is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 39 hits this season in 144 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 138. Evan White is hitting .184 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .254. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 125 at bats. His OPS+ is 68 while his slugging percentage is at .352. 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 16-29 overall mark this year. During his career, Gallen has conceded 99 base knocks and he has 156 strikeouts in 135 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 39 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.126 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.94 and he has gone up against 549 hitters in his MLB career. Gallen (4-7 career mark) is the owner of a 2.60 earned run average and has conceded 6.6 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 179 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 383 base knocks and 215 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 408 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.29.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Christian Walker comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .333. He has 45 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 162 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 113. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .205 this season and he has an OBP of .277. He has collected 32 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 63 and a slugging percentage of .340. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 345 base hits, including 79 doubles and 39 homers. Arizona has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 349 occasions. They have had 300 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 185 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-160)
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