Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+208) Dodgers (-230)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-7, 1st in NL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (7-16, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Mariners coming in at +208 and the Dodgers are at -230. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marco Gonzales and Tony Gonsolin.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/16/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/16/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2020 Yusei Kikuchi SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/15/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/16/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Probable for Aug 17
8/15/2020 Will Smith C Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/13/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 7-16 overall record this season. Gonzales has pitched in 469 innings and has 373 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.24 (221 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.326. He has conceded 498 base hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 124 walks. Gonzales (36-27 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.08 while he has faced 2,001 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.28 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 92 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.6. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 179 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 95 batters and struck out 185. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.07.
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As a team Seattle is hitting .218, good for 28th in the league. The Mariners hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Tim Lopes is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 15 hits this season in 59 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .373 and an OPS+ of 93. Kyle Lewis is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Mariners have 164 hits, including 34 doubles and 20 home runs. Seattle has walked 81 times so far this season and they have struck out 205 times as a unit. They have left 150 men on base and have a team OPS of .651. They score 3.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 86 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 16-7 overall mark this year. Gonsolin (4-2 record) has a 2.43 ERA while giving up 5.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.71 and he has faced 194 hitters. Gonsolin has allowed 30 base knocks while tallying 46 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched. He has given up 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.975 and a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.43 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 95 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.49. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 156 base knocks and 58 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 195 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .187 with an OBP of .245. He has 17 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 91 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .341 with an OPS+ of 61. AJ Pollock is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 19 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .600. The Dodgers as a unit have 194 base hits, including 36 doubles and 43 homers. Los Angeles has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out on 176 occasions. They have had 148 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 5.57 runs per game and totaled 128 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mariners and over 9.5 runs
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