Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+130) Seattle (-185)
Darren McCaughan and the Seattle Mariners (53-46, 3rd in AL West) play the Houston Astros (60-39, 1st in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Monday. The Mariners open this matchup at -185 while the Astros are priced at +130. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Luis Garcia and Darren McCaughan.
As a unit, the Houston Astros are earning 5.4 runs per game, which has them at 1st in the league. They have accounted for 532 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .340. The Astros have tallied 181 doubles as a team and have hit 126 balls out of the park. They have earned 511 RBI's and 894 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is .265. Houston has a slugging percentage of .435 and have been called out on strikes 742 times, while being walked on 358 occasions.
The Astros hold a team ERA of 3.62 so far this season (8th in the league), and the staff has rung up 895 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 330 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.06 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have given up 114 long balls and also 390 runs in total (8th in the league).
The Astros relief pitchers have a save rate of 59.5% and has come into the game in 80 save situations. The relievers have inherited 127 runners this year with 40.2% of those players crossed the plate. Astros relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 82 times and also have had 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 296 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 42 holds this season (24th in baseball). They have recorded 22 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 15 of their 37 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have earned a total of 2,649 putouts on the year, as well as 840 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .989 which is 1st in MLB, and they have twisted 730 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,947 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 2nd in pro baseball.
Garcia has taken the mound for 103 frames and has tallied 114 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 2.86 (33 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.051. He has surrendered 75 base hits (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 34 free passes. Garcia (7-6 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.45 and he has gone up against 417 hitters in the majors.
The Seattle Mariners have compiled an OBP of .294 and a team batting average of .218 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 947 instances (6th in baseball) and have accounted for 699 hits. Seattle has recorded 124 home runs so far this year to go along with 391 RBIs. The Mariners have a slugging percentage of .381 and they earn 4.11 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have 137 doubles, while taking a walk 311 times as well as putting up 407 runs.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.298 with a FIP of 4.17 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 (822 strikeouts vs 315 bases on balls). They come in at 20th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 812. They have surrendered 111 home runs and they give up 4.77 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have given up 460 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.43 (427 earned runs yielded).
With 98 save situations, the Mariners have 53 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. Seattle has had relievers take the mound in 45 save opportunities and they have walked away with 27 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 108 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with runners on. Seattle relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.5% of 129 inherited runners. They sit at 17th in the league holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 342 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 94 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in baseball). The Mariners have recorded 879 assists, 52 errors and have notched a total of 2,606 putouts over the course of the season. In 7,818 innings on the field, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (19th in baseball).
Darren McCaughan (0-0 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 1.80 earned run average and has surrendered 0.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 0.00 and he has gone up against 17 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 1 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.600 and a FIP of 5.0. So far in his MLB career, Darren McCaughan has surrendered 0 base hits while he has totaled 0 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-185)
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