Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-101) Seattle (-109)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Justus Sheffield and the Seattle Mariners (9-5, 1st in AL West) will take on the Houston Astros (6-7, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Astros priced at -101 and the Mariners are at -109. The O/U has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi and Justus Sheffield.
Houston is slugging .449 and have struck out 93 times, while being walked on 43 occasions. They have 64 runs batted in and 120 hits so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .264. The Astros have earned 25 doubles as a squad and have hit 19 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 69 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .334. As a team, the Houston Astros are notching 5.3 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in the league.
The Astros have an earned run average of 4.46 so far this year (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 114 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.30. Astros pitchers have relinquished 17 home runs and also 59 runs in total (17th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 47 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.52 as a squad on the year.
The Astros have sent 44 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 30 base runners on the season with 30.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 1 save on the season and have blown 2 of 3 chances to save the game. The Astros relievers have a save percentage of 33.3% and stepped onto the hill in 13 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 9 holds this season (7th in the league). Astros relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 16 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations.
Odorizzi has pitched in 1,045 innings and has accounted for 999 strikeouts thus far in his career. Odorizzi (62-57 career record) holds a FIP of 4.14 while he has faced 4,398 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.95 (459 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.242. He has surrendered 941 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 358 free passes.
The Mariners hold a slugging % of .397 and they score 4.50 runs per game (14th in the league). They have tallied 23 two-baggers, while getting a free base 47 times as well as scoring 63 runs. Seattle is sitting with 16 HRs on the season to go along with 61 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 130 instances (11th in MLB) and are sitting with 105 base knocks. The Seattle Mariners have a team on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .237 over the course of the season.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.359 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.81 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.05 (113 strikeouts vs 55 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 107. They have allowed 18 dingers and they surrender 5.29 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have given up 70 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.61 (61 earned runs given up).
Sitting with 12 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 3 holds and 3 blown saves. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 9 save opportunities and they have walked away with 6 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 18 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with runners on base. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 46.7% of 15 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 13th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 40 relievers to the mound for the season.
In his career, Sheffield has surrendered 111 base hits while totaling 95 K's in 105 frames. Sheffield (4-5 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.54 ERA while giving up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 53 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.486 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.11 and he has faced 461 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-109)
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