Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-172) Seattle (+135)
Luis Garcia and the Houston Astros (77-52, 1st in AL West) travel to T-Mobile Park on Monday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (69-61, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +135 while the Astros are coming in at -172. The O/U opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Luis Garcia and Chris Flexen.
Houston has a slugging percentage of .441 and have been called out on strikes 977 times, while taking a walk on 457 occasions. They have 666 runs batted in and 1,191 base knocks on the year, while their batting average comes in at .268. The Astros have recorded 244 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 168 balls out of the park. They have 693 runs while holding a team OBP of .340. As a team, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.4 runs per game, which is 1st in the league.
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The Astros have an earned run average of 3.60 for the year (4th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,177 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.82 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have relinquished 151 home runs and 506 runs in total (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 418 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.06 as a unit so far this season.
The Astros have dispatched 392 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 159 base runners on the season and 35.8% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 28 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 19 of their 47 chances to get a save. The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 59.6% and has entered the game in 104 save situations. The relievers have notched 56 holds on the season (23rd in the league). Astros relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 108 times in addition to having 120 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have turned 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,359 innings, which has them sitting 2nd in MLB. The Houston Astros have a tally of 3,453 putouts thus far, as well as 1,119 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and have a total of 937 double plays.
Garcia has taken the mound for 135 innings and is sitting with 153 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Garcia (10-7 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.47 and he has faced 547 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.18 (48 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.084. He has given up 105 base hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 42 free passes.
The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .382 and they average 4.20 runs per game (23rd in MLB). They have put up 179 two-baggers, while getting a free base 423 times and putting up 546 runs. Seattle has accumulated 161 long balls over the course of the season and 526 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,233 occasions (4th in baseball) and have accounted for 957 hits. The Seattle Mariners have an OBP of .300 in addition to a batting average of .224 so far this season.
The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 607 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.36 (558 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 157 homers and they allow 4.75 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.285 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.25 as a team on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.75 (1,060 strikeouts vs 386 free passes). They have a ranking of 19th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,093.
Sitting with 133 save situations, the Mariners have tallied 70 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. Seattle has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 63 save chances and they have come away with 37 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 162 times in high leverage situations in addition to 127 occasions with base runners. Seattle relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of their 165 inherited runners. They rank 22nd in the league with a save rate of 58.7%, and they have sent 453 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
Out of their 10,362 innings played, the Mariners have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 115 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in MLB). The Mariners have 1,150 assists, 64 errors and have 3,454 putouts this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Flexen has allowed 236 hits while tallying 144 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched. Flexen (14-16 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.02 ERA while allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 116 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.529 and having a FIP of 4.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.76 and he has faced 918 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-172)
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