Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Seattle (+105)
Tanner Houck and the Boston Red Sox (81-65, 4th in AL East) go to T-Mobile Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (78-66, 2nd in AL West). The odds on this matchup have the Red Sox coming in at -135 and the Mariners are at +105. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Tanner Houck and Marco Gonzales.
The Red Sox have compiled 297 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 194 balls out of the park. Boston is slugging .445 and have been called out on strikes 1,257 times, while taking a walk on 454 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are compiling 5.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 4th in baseball. They have compiled 696 runs batted in as well as 1,283 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is .260. They have accounted for 735 runs scored and have an OBP of .326.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.30 this year (15th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,359 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 162 home runs in addition to 684 total runs (19th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 492 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.01 as a squad so far this season.
The Red Sox have dispatched 495 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 242 runners on the campaign with 30.2% of them crossed home plate. They have 45 saves for the season and have blown 23 of 68 chances to save the game. The Red Sox relievers have a save percentage of 66.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 155 save situations. The relievers have racked up 82 holds for the season (8th in the league). Red Sox pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 157 times and also have had 173 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have 3,828 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,282 assists and 101 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which puts them in 29th in professional baseball, and have 1,006 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 65.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,484 innings, ranking them 30th in MLB.
Houck has taken the ball for 70 innings and has accumulated 84 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 2.82 (22 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.123. He has surrendered 55 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) with 24 free passes. Houck (3-4 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.03 while he has faced 288 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Seattle has tallied 181 home runs on the year as well as 591 runs batted in. They have notched 198 two-baggers, while walking 478 times as well as earning 613 runs. The Seattle Mariners have accounted for a team OBP of .301 and a team batting average of .224 on the year. The Mariners have a SLG% of .383 and they score 4.26 runs per outing (22nd in the league). They have struck out on 1,350 instances (5th in the league) and have a total of 1,063 base hits.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.283 and have a FIP of 4.23 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.78 (1,178 strikeouts against 423 free passes). They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,218. They have allowed 175 homers and they allow 4.71 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 669 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.31 (612 earned runs yielded).
Seattle bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 185 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 188 times in high leverage situations and also on 143 occasions with runners on. With 156 save situations, the Mariners have 84 holds in addition to 29 blown saves. They rank 18th in the league with a save rate of 59.7%, and they have sent 510 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Seattle has called on relievers to enter the contest in 72 save chances and they have come away with 43 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 128 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in the majors). The Mariners have accrued 1,250 assists, 72 errors and are sitting with 3,838 putouts for the season. In 11,514 innings on the field, the Mariners have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Gonzales has allowed 650 base hits while he has tallied 508 punch outs in 635 innings pitched. Gonzales (49-32 record in his career) has earned a 4.08 ERA and has surrendered 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 288 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.279 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.14 and he has faced 2,675 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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