Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-153) Seattle (+138)
Ljay Newsome and the Seattle Mariners (14-12, 2nd in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (12-11, 3rd in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Saturday. The Mariners open this game at +138 while the Angels are coming in at -153. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Griffin Canning and Ljay Newsome.
The Angels have hit 32 doubles as a squad and have knocked 32 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles is slugging .432 and have been called out on strikes 194 times, while being walked on 57 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 4.8 runs per game, which is 6th in MLB. They have recorded 100 runs batted in as well as 213 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is sitting at .265. They have accounted for 111 runs scored and hold an OBP of .321.
The Angels have an ERA of 5.14 so far this season (30th in the league), and their staff has struck out 237 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have relinquished 25 home runs and 127 total runs (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 84 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.77 as a team on the season.
The Angels have sent 81 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 46 runners so far this season and 52.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 5 saves so far this year and have blown 5 of their 10 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 8 holds this season (24th in baseball). Angels relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 37 times in addition to having 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned 611 putouts for the season, in addition to 214 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .976 which ranks 29th in professional baseball, and they have turned 167 double plays. The Angels have turned 65.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,833 innings, which has them ranked 30th in the majors.
Canning has taken the ball for 161 innings and has racked up 169 K's so far in his career. Canning (8-11 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.60 while going up against 688 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.73 (85 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.293. He has given up 151 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 58 free passes.
The Seattle Mariners have an on-base percentage of .285 and a batting average of .207 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 244 occasions (7th in baseball) and have a total of 170 hits. Seattle is sitting with 27 long balls for the season as well as 100 runs batted in. The Mariners have a team slugging % of .364 and they earn 4.04 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have put up 44 doubles, while taking a walk 80 times and recording 105 runs.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 107 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.75 (93 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 22 home runs and they concede 4.31 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.232 with a FIP of 4.03 as a team on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.19 (197 strikeouts vs 90 free passes). They are sitting at 18th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 185.
Sitting with 23 save situations, the Mariners have recorded 11 holds and 4 blown saves. Seattle has called on relievers to enter the contest in 12 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 33 times in high leverage situations and also on 24 occasions with base runners. Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 33 inherited base runners. They are ranked 14th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 76 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year.
In 2,016 innings played, the Mariners have a defensive efficiency of 74.1% (1st in MLB). The Seattle Mariners have turned 18 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .993 (1st in MLB). The Mariners have 237 assists, 6 errors and have amassed 672 putouts on the campaign.
Newsome (1-1 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.76 earned run average while allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 10.00 and he has faced 113 opposing batters so far in his career. He has allowed 11 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.177 and having a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Newsome has allowed 29 hits while he has accumulated 20 strikeouts in 26 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-153)
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