Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-185) Seattle (+140)
Lance McCullers Jr and the Houston Astros (61-39, 1st in AL West) travel to T-Mobile Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (54-46, 3rd in AL West). The Astros open this game at -185 while the Mariners are coming in at +140. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Lance McCullers Jr and Chris Flexen.
The Astros have earned 181 doubles as a team and have knocked 127 balls out of the park. Houston has a slugging % of .434 and have been rung up 749 times, while drawing a walk on 364 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are earning 5.4 runs per contest, which is 1st in MLB. They have tallied 514 RBI's and 898 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .265. They have notched a total of 535 runs and have an OBP of .339.
The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.59 for the season (8th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 902 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 332 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.06 as a team so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Astros pitchers have given up 115 home runs in addition to 391 runs in total (7th in baseball).
The Astros have sent 298 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 130 base runners for the season with 39.2% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 23 saves over the course of the season and have blown 15 out of their 38 chances to get a save. The Astros relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 60.5% and has come into the game in 82 save situations. The relievers have racked up 43 holds for the season (23rd in baseball). Astros bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 83 times as well as having 95 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Houston Astros have accumulated 2,676 putouts for the season, as well as 852 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which has them sitting 1st in pro baseball, and have a total of 735 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,028 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 1st in professional baseball.
McCullers has pitched in 600 innings and is sitting with 672 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.60 (240 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.253. He has conceded 509 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 243 walks. McCullers (39-27 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.30 and he has faced 2,523 hitters in the major leagues.
Seattle has a total of 124 home runs so far this season to go along with 395 runs batted in. They have 137 two-baggers, while getting a free base 315 times and scoring 411 runs. The Seattle Mariners have compiled an on-base percentage of .294 and a team batting average of .218 on the campaign. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .380 and they average 4.11 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have been rung up on 956 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned 706 base hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 463 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.41 (430 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 113 long balls and they give up 4.75 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.295 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.18 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 (829 strikeouts vs 317 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 819.
Seattle has had relievers step onto the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have walked away with 28 saves. They sit at 16th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 346 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 110 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with runners on. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.0% of 131 inherited base runners. With 102 save situations, the Mariners have earned 56 holds and 18 blown saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 94 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in MLB). The Mariners have accrued 890 assists, 52 errors and have earned a total of 2,633 putouts for the season. In 7,899 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (18th in pro baseball).
Flexen (12-15 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.21 ERA while giving up 10.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.51 and he has gone up against 767 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 100 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.575 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. During his pro baseball career, Flexen has allowed 196 hits while he has accumulated 115 punch outs in 172 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (+140)
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