Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (-103) Seattle (-107)
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (14-15, 5th in AL East) head to T-Mobile Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (16-14, 3rd in AL West). The Orioles open this matchup at -103 while the Mariners are coming in at -107. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are John Means and Yusei Kikuchi.
As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are compiling 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 25th in MLB. They have accumulated 112 runs scored while having a team OBP of .286. The Orioles have earned 50 two-baggers as a team and have hit 29 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 105 RBI's as well as 221 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate is .228. Baltimore has a slugging % of .374 and have struck out 266 times, while drawing a walk on 75 occasions.
The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 4.07 so far this year (16th in the league), and their staff has rung up 240 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.50 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. Orioles pitchers have yielded 40 home runs and also 121 runs in total (15th in MLB). They have walked 96 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.54 as a squad this year.
The Orioles have sent 102 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 61 base runners on the season with 32.8% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 8 saves so far this season and have not converted 6 of their 14 chances to save the game. The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 32 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 17 holds over the course of the season (7th in baseball). Orioles pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 42 times as well as having 40 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have notched a total of 764 putouts this season, in addition to 254 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them ranked 10th in MLB, and have accumulated 206 double plays. The Orioles have converted 71.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,292 innings on the field, which has them sitting 11th in baseball.
Means has taken the ball for 239 frames and is sitting with 205 K's in his career. His earned run average is 3.62 (96 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.071. He has given up 201 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 55 free passes. Means (17-15 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.51 while facing 968 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Seattle Mariners have accumulated an OBP of .287 as well as a team batting average of .207 on the season. They have struck out on 286 occasions (5th in MLB) and have notched a total of 196 base knocks. Seattle is sitting with 33 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 117 runs batted in. The Mariners have a team slugging percentage of .366 and they have an average of 4.07 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have recorded 48 two-baggers, while taking a walk 97 times as well as recording 122 runs.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.223 in addition to having a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.19 (219 strikeouts vs 100 free passes). They sit at 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 217. They have yielded 29 homers and they relinquish 4.38 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 126 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.89 (112 earned runs conceded).
Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.1% of 36 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 38 times in high leverage situations and on 27 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 31 save situations, the Mariners have tallied 17 holds and also 5 blown saves. They rank 13th in the league with a save rate of 64.3%, and they have sent 94 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 14 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 20 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .993 (1st in the majors). The Mariners have 267 assists, 7 errors and have earned 747 putouts this season. Out of their 2,241 innings on the diamond, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 74.1% (1st in pro baseball).
Kikuchi (9-16 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.26 ERA while allowing 9.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.35 and he has gone up against 1,039 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 140 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.425 and a FIP of 5.1. So far in his career, Kikuchi has allowed 260 hits and he has 190 punch outs in 239 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-107)
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