Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-116) Seattle (-105)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (55-46, 3rd in AL West) will play the Houston Astros (61-40, 1st in AL West) on Wednesday. The Mariners open this matchup at -105 while the Astros are priced at -116. The O/U is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi and Yusei Kikuchi.
As a team, the Houston Astros are knocking in 5.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 1st in MLB. They are sitting with 543 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .340. The Astros have accounted for 184 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 130 balls out of the park. They have recorded 522 runs batted in as well as 908 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .265. Houston is slugging .435 and have been called out on strikes 756 times, while taking a walk on 368 occasions.
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The Astros are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.66 over the course of the season (9th in the league), and the staff has rung up 916 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 336 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.06 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have given up 117 home runs and also 402 runs (8th in the league).
The Astros have dispatched 303 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 134 runners this year and 39.6% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 23 saves this year and have blown 16 of their 39 save chances. The Astros bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 59.0% and stepped onto the hill in 85 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 45 holds on the season (18th in MLB). Astros relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 86 times as well as having 97 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Houston Astros have a tally of 2,700 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 856 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which is 1st in MLB, and have earned 743 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,100 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in pro baseball.
Odorizzi has taken the ball for 1,097 innings and has earned 1,046 K's in his MLB career. Odorizzi (65-61 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.11 and he has gone up against 4,606 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.94 (480 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.234. He has conceded 979 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 376 free passes.
The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .381 and they are scoring 4.18 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have 138 doubles, while walking 319 times as well as scoring 422 runs. Seattle has tallied 126 HRs so far this season as well as 406 RBIs. They have been rung up on 970 instances (4th in baseball) and have accounted for 715 base knocks. The Seattle Mariners have accumulated an on-base percentage of .295 as well as a team batting average of .219 on the campaign.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.298 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.60 (836 strikeouts against 321 walks). They are sitting at 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 829. They have yielded 116 homers and they allow 4.78 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Seattle pitching staff have relinquished 471 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.45 (438 earned runs conceded).
Seattle bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of their 131 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 110 times in high leverage situations and on 95 occasions with runners on. With 103 save situations, the Mariners have amassed 56 holds and 18 blown saves. They are currently ranked 14th in the league with a save rate of 61.7%, and they have dispatched 350 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Seattle has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 47 save chances and they have earned 29 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have twisted 94 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Mariners have recorded 898 assists, 52 errors and have notched a total of 2,660 putouts during this campaign. In their 7,980 innings played, the Mariners have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (19th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has surrendered 324 base knocks while he has totaled 280 strikeouts in 318 frames. He has surrendered a total of 173 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.352 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and he has faced 1,355 opposing batters during his MLB career. Kikuchi (14-20 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.90 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-105)
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