Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+233) Dodgers (-260)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-7, 1st in NL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (7-15, 5th in AL West) on Monday. The line on this game has the Mariners priced at +233 and the Dodgers are at -260. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Justin Dunn and Ross Stripling.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
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
8/14/2020 Yusei Kikuchi SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
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 Joe Kelly RP 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
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 7-15 overall record this season. Dunn (1-1 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 6.85 while going up against 90 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.22 (9 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.667. He has given up 13 base hits (6.1 hits per nine innings) with 19 walks. Dunn has taken the ball for 19 innings and is sitting with 13 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.34 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 87 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.75. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 172 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 176. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.16.
As a team Seattle is hitting .221, good for 25th in the league. The Mariners hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Austin Nola is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 15 hits this season in 54 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 139. Kyle Seager is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Mariners have 160 hits, including 33 doubles and 20 home runs. Seattle has walked 75 times so far this season and they have struck out 193 times as a unit. They have left 143 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his MLB career, Stripling has given up 392 base knocks while tallying 397 K's in 409 innings. He has conceded a total of 161 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.195 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.09 and he has gone up against 1,691 batters in his pro baseball career. Stripling (23-25 career record) has a 3.54 earned run average while surrendering 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.41 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 94 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.46. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 146 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 63 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .371. He has 25 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .679 with an OPS+ of 184. Corey Seager is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 18 hits in 64 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Dodgers as a unit have 184 base hits, including 35 doubles and 39 homers. Los Angeles has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 165 occasions. They have had 146 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.45 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-260)
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