Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-132) Seattle (+122)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Logan Gilbert and the Seattle Mariners (26-27, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Oakland Athletics (31-23, 1st in AL West) on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Athletics priced at -132 and the Mariners are at +122. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are James Kaprielian and Logan Gilbert.
As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.2 runs per outing, which is 17th in MLB. They have earned a total of 224 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. The Athletics have recorded 80 doubles as a team and have hit 70 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 207 RBI's and 393 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .227. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .403 and have been called out on strikes 474 times, while being walked on 193 occasions.
The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 4.02 this year (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 451 batters. They have walked 148 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.05 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Athletics pitchers have given up 54 home runs in addition to 232 runs (19th in MLB).
The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 73.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 43 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 66 runners on the year with 37.9% of them crossed the plate. Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 41 times in addition to having 47 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 163 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen are sitting with 24 holds on the campaign (17th in MLB). They have accumulated 14 saves over the course of the season and have blown 5 out of their 19 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics have a tally of 1,431 putouts so far this season, as well as 407 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which is 6th in professional baseball, and they have turned 382 double plays. The Athletics have turned 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,293 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 22nd in MLB.
Kaprielian (1-0 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.39 and he has faced 62 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 12 hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 6 walks. His ERA is 3.77 (6 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.256. Kaprielian has thrown 14 frames and has 19 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Seattle Mariners hold an on-base percentage of .281 and a batting average of .203 on the year. They have struck out on 488 occasions (8th in MLB) and have notched a total of 339 base knocks. Seattle has compiled 59 home runs on the season as well as 192 runs batted in. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .361 and they earn 3.74 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have recorded 80 doubles, while walking 166 times and recording 198 runs.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.292 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.25 as a squad so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.34 (411 strikeouts against 176 bases on balls). They are sitting at 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 416. They have surrendered 56 long balls and they relinquish 4.77 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 243 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.40 (224 earned runs given up).
With 58 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 34 holds and also 8 blown saves. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 24 save chances and they have tallied 16 saves. Their relievers have come in 62 times in high leverage situations and on 52 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.9% of 77 inherited base runners. They sit at 9th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 173 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
In 4,128 innings on the field, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (12th in MLB). The Seattle Mariners have twisted 54 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (16th in pro baseball). The Mariners have 487 assists, 30 errors and have a tally of 1,376 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Gilbert has surrendered 13 hits while accumulating 11 punch outs in 10 innings pitched. Gilbert (0-2 career win-loss mark) holds a 7.59 earned run average while giving up 11.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 9 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.406 and a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 5.50 and he has faced 49 opposing batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+122)
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