Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
T-Mobile Park is the site where Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (18-20, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Detroit Tigers (13-24, 4th in AL Central) on Monday.
The Tigers have accumulated 37 doubles as a unit and have smacked 34 balls out of the park. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .353 and have been rung up 385 times, while drawing a walk on 107 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 3.4 runs per game, which puts them at 29th in the league. They have earned 125 RBI's in addition to 261 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is .220. They have tallied 127 runs while holding a team OBP of .288.
The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.97 for the year (28th in the league), and their staff has struck out 283 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.46. Tigers pitchers have given up 48 home runs and also 191 runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 145 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.82 as a team this year.
The Tigers have sent 118 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 63 runners over the course of the season and 36.5% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 8 saves over the course of the season and have blown 5 of their 13 save opportunities. The Tigers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.5% and has come into the game in 31 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 17 holds on the season (20th in MLB). Tigers relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 38 times as well as having 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,823 innings, which has them sitting 21st in baseball. The Detroit Tigers have amassed 941 putouts on the campaign, as well as 322 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which has them ranked 25th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 268 double plays.
Mize has thrown 67 frames and has earned 53 K's in his MLB career. Mize (2-6 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.63 and he has faced 297 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.37 (40 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.358. He has given up 62 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 29 free passes.
The Mariners hold a team slugging percentage of .360 and they average 3.92 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have 54 two-baggers, while taking a walk 120 times as well as recording 149 runs. Seattle has recorded 44 HRs on the campaign to go along with 144 runs batted in. They have struck out on 354 occasions (8th in MLB) and have earned a total of 241 hits. The Seattle Mariners have compiled a team OBP of .280 as well as a team batting average of .201 for the year.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.271 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.38 (286 strikeouts vs 120 free passes). They are sitting at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 296. They have surrendered 43 dingers and they concede 4.79 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 174 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.35 (158 earned runs conceded).
Seattle has had relievers step onto the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 120 relievers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations in addition to 39 occasions with base runners. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.1% out of their 56 inherited base runners. Sitting with 37 save situations, the Mariners have amassed 19 holds and also 8 blown saves.
In 2,949 innings played, the Mariners have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (11th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Mariners have recorded 356 assists, 23 errors and have earned 983 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has surrendered 271 base knocks while tallying 208 strikeouts in 252 frames. Kikuchi (9-17 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.20 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 146 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.401 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and he has faced 1,091 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle
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