Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-120) Seattle (+110)
Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (6-6, 3rd in AL West) go to T-Mobile Park on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (6-5, 2nd in AL West). The moneyline on this matchup has the Astros coming in at -120 and the Mariners are at +110. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Urquidy and Yusei Kikuchi.
Houston has a slugging rate of .464 and have been rung up 88 times, while drawing a walk on 40 occasions. They have earned 60 RBI's in addition to 113 hits on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .268. The Astros have accounted for 24 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 19 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 64 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .336. As a unit, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.3 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league.
The Astros have an earned run average of 4.29 so far this year (16th in the league), and their staff has struck out 105 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 42 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.52 as a unit this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Astros pitchers have surrendered 16 home runs in addition to 53 runs in total (17th in MLB).
The Astros bullpen have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 10 save situations. The relievers have inherited 25 base runners this year with 32.0% of those players ended up scoring. Astros pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 12 times as well as having 9 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 39 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have earned 7 holds for the year (11th in MLB). They have compiled 1 save for the year and have blown 1 of 2 save chances.
Urquidy has taken the mound for 81 innings and has earned 69 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Urquidy (3-3 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.92 while he has faced 326 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.67 (33 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.086. He has allowed 71 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 17 walks.
Seattle has accumulated 12 long balls this season and 49 runs batted in. They have put up 20 doubles, while taking a walk 37 times and putting up 51 runs. The Seattle Mariners have compiled an OBP of .309 and a team batting average of .232 this year. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .388 and they average 4.64 runs per game (10th in the league). They have been rung up on 112 instances (14th in baseball) and have totaled 83 hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 62 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.96 (53 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 16 long balls and they concede 5.80 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.466 and have a FIP of 5.01 as a unit for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 (96 strikeouts against 48 walks). They come in at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 93.
Seattle relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of 14 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 13 times in high leverage situations and also on 11 occasions with runners on. With 8 save situations, the Mariners have recorded 1 hold and also 3 blown saves. They rank 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have sent 34 relievers to the hill so far this season. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 7 save chances and they have tallied 4 saves.
In his career, Kikuchi has allowed 247 base knocks while he has earned 179 strikeouts in 220 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 130 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.450 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.45 and he has faced 964 opposing hitters in his career. Kikuchi (8-15 career win-loss mark) has a 5.30 earned run average while surrendering 10.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston (-120)
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