Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+140) Seattle (-175)
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (89-70, 2nd in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (75-84, 4th in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Angels priced at +140 and the Mariners are at -175. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jhonathan Diaz and Chris Flexen.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .407 and have been called out on strikes 1,366 times, while being walked on 452 occasions. They have earned 678 RBI's as well as 1,309 hits for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .245. The Angels have earned 261 two-baggers as a team and have hit 186 baseballs out of the park. They have 710 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .310. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 4.5 runs per outing, which is 17th in the league.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.72 this season (22nd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,427 batters. They have walked 580 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.26 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.46 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have conceded 187 home runs and 794 runs in total (23rd in MLB).
The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 60.3% and has come into the game in 134 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 354 runners over the course of the season and 37.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 235 times as well as having 167 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 548 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 69 holds this year (22nd in the league). They have 38 saves on the campaign and have blown 25 out of their 63 chances to save the game.
The Angels have turned 68.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,561 innings on the field, which has them ranked 29th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 4,187 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,392 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them ranked 17th in professional baseball, and have a total of 1,088 double plays.
Diaz (1-0 career record) holds a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 37 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 5 base knocks (5.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 5 free passes. His ERA is 3.12 (3 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.154. Diaz has taken the ball for 8 frames and has totaled 6 K's during his career.
The Mariners have a SLG% of .386 and they are scoring 4.32 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have put up 226 doubles, while taking a walk 523 times and putting up 687 runs. Seattle has accumulated 198 home runs on the year and 663 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,466 occasions (5th in the league) and have accounted for 1,187 hits. The Seattle Mariners have an on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .226 so far this year.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 735 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.31 (676 earned runs yielded). They have given up 193 long balls and they surrender 4.68 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.279 with a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.75 (1,300 strikeouts against 473 walks). They are currently ranked 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,334.
Sitting with 180 save situations, the Mariners have earned 98 holds and 32 blown saves. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 82 save chances and they have converted 50 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 211 times in high leverage situations and also on 161 occasions with runners on. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.6% out of their 219 inherited base runners. They rank 15th in MLB with a save rate of 61.0%, and they have dispatched 569 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
Out of their 12,720 innings on the field, the Mariners hold a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (10th in MLB). The Seattle Mariners have turned 133 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Mariners have 1,360 assists, 77 errors and have notched a total of 4,240 putouts so far this year.
So far in his career, Flexen has surrendered 270 hits while tallying 173 strikeouts in 242 innings. He has allowed a total of 132 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.498 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.86 and he has gone up against 1,062 batters in his pro baseball career. Flexen (17-17 career mark) has a 4.90 ERA while allowing 10.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-175)
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