Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-141) Seattle (+110)
Justus Sheffield and the Seattle Mariners (33-35, 4th in AL West) play the Minnesota Twins (26-40, 5th in AL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Wednesday. The Twins open this game at -141 while the Mariners are coming in at +110. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Bailey Ober and Justus Sheffield.
Minnesota has a slugging % of .432 and have been rung up 578 times, while drawing a walk on 213 occasions. They have recorded 282 RBI's and 542 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is .244. The Twins have accrued 114 two-baggers as a team and have hit 97 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 302 runs scored and have an OBP of .315. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which is 12th in MLB.
The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.99 over the course of the season (28th in the league), and their staff has rung up 536 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 202 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.71 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.65 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Twins pitchers have allowed 99 home runs in addition to 353 total runs (29th in the league).
The Twins have dispatched 214 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 74 runners so far this year and 60.8% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 15 saves on the campaign and have blown 10 out of their 25 save chances. The Twins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 62 save situations. The bullpen have 37 holds for the year (9th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 52 times as well as having 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have a tally of 1,723 putouts so far this season, in addition to 586 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 28th in the majors, and they have twisted 436 double plays. The Twins have turned 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,169 innings on the field, which has them ranked 24th in the majors.
Ober (0-0 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.54 while facing 57 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 17 base knocks (11.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 2 free passes. His ERA is 4.85 (7 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.462. Ober has thrown 13 frames and has totaled 15 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
Seattle has knocked in 76 HRs on the season to go along with 257 runs batted in. They have put up 109 two-baggers, while getting a free base 215 times and scoring 265 runs. The Seattle Mariners have compiled a team on-base percentage of .287 as well as a batting average of .210 on the year. The Mariners hold a team SLG% of .369 and they are earning 3.90 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 648 occasions (4th in MLB) and have earned 458 hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 326 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.57 (300 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 78 long balls and they surrender 4.96 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.318 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.34 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.42 (541 strikeouts vs 224 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 555.
Seattle has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 31 save opportunities and they have recorded 18 saves. They sit at 21st in baseball with a save percentage of 58.1%, and they have dispatched 231 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 76 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with base runners. Seattle bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.4% out of their 93 inherited base runners. Sitting with 73 save situations, the Mariners have 42 holds and also 13 blown saves.
Out of their 5,325 innings on the field, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (16th in MLB). The Seattle Mariners have turned 69 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in MLB). The Mariners have accrued 619 assists, 44 errors and are sitting with 1,775 putouts for the year.
Sheffield (9-9 career win-loss record) has a 4.66 ERA while surrendering 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and he has gone up against 682 batters during his career. He has given up 79 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.533 and a FIP of 4.4. So far in his career, Sheffield has given up 169 base knocks and he has 130 punch outs in 152 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-141)
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