Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-116) Seattle (-105)
J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins (26-39, 5th in AL Central) head to T-Mobile Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (32-35, 4th in AL West). The line on this matchup has the Twins coming in at -116 and the Mariners are at -105. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are J.A. Happ and Chris Flexen.
Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .432 and have struck out 569 times, while drawing a walk on 211 occasions. They have accounted for 279 runs batted in in addition to 532 hits this season, and their batting average sits at .243. The Twins have accumulated 112 two-baggers as a team and have hit 95 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 299 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 11th in the league.
The Twins have a team ERA of 4.99 over the course of the season (27th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 525 hitters. They have walked 197 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.73 as a unit so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have surrendered 98 home runs in addition to 349 runs (29th in the league).
Twins pitchers have entered the game with players on base 52 times and also have had 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 37 holds so far this season (9th in the league). The Twins relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 60.0% and has entered the game in 62 save situations. They have earned 15 saves on the season and have blown 10 out of their 25 save chances. The relievers have inherited 74 runners so far this year and 60.8% of those runners crossed the plate. The Twins have dispatched 210 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 1,699 putouts this year, in addition to 579 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 29th in MLB, and they have turned 429 double plays. The Twins have converted 68.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,097 innings, which has them sitting at 24th in pro baseball.
Happ has taken the mound for 1,797 frames and has 1,578 strikeouts during his career. Happ (126-94 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.24 while he has faced 7,620 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.04 (806 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.303. He has conceded 1,705 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 637 walks.
Seattle has knocked in 75 home runs so far this year to go along with 253 runs batted in. They have recorded 107 doubles, while walking 210 times as well as scoring 261 runs. The Seattle Mariners have compiled an on-base percentage of .286 as well as a batting average of .209 this season. The Mariners have a slugging percentage of .366 and they are recording 3.90 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 637 occasions (4th in the league) and have totaled 449 base knocks.
The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 323 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.59 (297 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 76 homers and they allow 4.99 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.317 with a FIP of 4.34 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.40 (532 strikeouts vs 222 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 545.
Seattle has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 30 save opportunities and they have come away with 17 saves. They sit at 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 56.7%, and they have dispatched 228 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 74 times in high leverage situations in addition to 66 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.4% out of 93 inherited runners. Sitting with 72 save situations, the Mariners have 42 holds and 13 blown saves.
Out of their 5,244 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (17th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have twisted 68 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in MLB). The Mariners have accrued 609 assists, 43 errors and have notched a total of 1,748 putouts on the campaign.
Flexen (8-14 mark in his career) holds a 6.49 ERA while conceding 11.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.29 and he has gone up against 594 opposing batters so far in his career. He has surrendered 92 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.786 and a FIP of 5.6. So far in his MLB career, Flexen has surrendered 162 hits while accumulating 85 strikeouts in 127 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-116)
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