Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Seattle (+100)
Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (45-42, 3rd in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (44-42, 4th in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Friday. The Mariners open this contest at +100 while the Angels are coming in at -125. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Alex Cobb and Marco Gonzales.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 4.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have 420 runs scored and hold an OBP of .320. The Angels have tallied 159 doubles as a squad and have hit 117 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 400 runs batted in in addition to 740 hits this year, and their batting average is sitting at .257. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .440 and have been called out on strikes 734 times, while taking a walk on 238 occasions.
The Angels have a team earned run average of 4.98 for the season (26th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 811 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.38 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.41. Angels pitchers have allowed 110 home runs and 447 total runs (27th in the league). They have walked 341 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.40 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Angels relief pitchers have a save rate of 58.3% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 189 base runners on the campaign and 40.2% of them ended up scoring. Angels pitchers have entered the game with runners on 128 times and also have had 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 298 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 35 holds for the year (23rd in the league). They have compiled 21 saves on the season and have missed out on 15 of their 36 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 2,246 putouts thus far, in addition to 746 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them sitting 25th in MLB, and they have turned 579 double plays. The Angels have converted 67.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,738 innings on the field, which has them ranked 26th in the majors.
Cobb has thrown 977 frames and has 787 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.92 (426 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.262. He has surrendered 949 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 285 walks. Cobb (61-60 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.96 while he has gone up against 4,098 batters during his time in the majors.
Seattle has tallied 105 home runs for the season as well as 342 runs batted in. They have hit 128 two-baggers, while getting a free base 268 times and putting up 353 runs. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with a team OBP of .293 as well as a batting average of .218 so far this year. The Mariners have a SLG% of .381 and they score 4.10 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have struck out on 824 instances (5th in baseball) and are sitting with 608 hits.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.302 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.26 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.51 (705 strikeouts vs 281 bases on balls). They sit at 20th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 700. They have allowed 98 homers and they allow 4.85 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 406 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.49 (376 earned runs relinquished).
Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.3% of 115 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 97 times in high leverage situations and also on 84 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 89 save situations, the Mariners have earned 49 holds and 17 blown saves. They rank 24th in MLB holding a save rate of 57.5%, and they have dispatched 294 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Seattle has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 40 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 87 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in the majors). The Mariners have racked up 780 assists, 50 errors and have a tally of 2,261 putouts for the year. In their 6,783 innings on the field, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Gonzales has allowed 593 base hits while accumulating 466 K's in 567 innings pitched. Gonzales (42-32 career mark) has earned a 4.25 ERA while surrendering 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 268 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.305 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 and he has faced 2,409 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+100)
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