Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-175) Seattle (+140)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (28-27, 3rd in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (31-25, 1st in AL West) on Wednesday. The Mariners open this matchup at +140 while the Athletics are coming in at -175. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Manaea and Chris Flexen.
The Athletics have accounted for 88 two-baggers as a team and have hit 70 balls out of the park. Oakland is slugging .400 and have been called out on strikes 499 times, while drawing a walk on 200 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 18th in the league. They have accounted for 213 RBI's as well as 407 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .226. They have earned a total of 231 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311.
The Athletics have a team ERA of 4.02 over the course of the season (16th in the league), and the staff has rung up 465 batters. They have walked 154 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.76 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.02 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 56 home runs and 242 total runs (18th in the league).
Athletics pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 43 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 24 holds on the season (19th in the league). The Athletics relief pitchers have a save rate of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 44 save situations. They have tallied 14 saves so far this season and have missed out on 6 out of their 20 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 67 runners on the season with 37.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have sent 171 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Oakland Athletics have a tally of 1,487 putouts this year, as well as 421 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 6th in the majors, and they have twisted 394 double plays. The Athletics have turned 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,461 innings on the field, which has them sitting 21st in professional baseball.
Manaea (42-33 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.99 and he has faced 2,527 hitters in the majors. He has given up 582 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 153 free passes. His earned run average is 3.85 (260 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.208. Manaea has thrown 608 innings and has tallied 509 strikeouts so far in his career.
Seattle is sitting with 61 HRs for the season to go along with 202 runs batted in. They have recorded 84 two-baggers, while taking a walk 172 times as well as putting up 208 runs. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with an on-base percentage of .282 and a team batting average of .205 on the season. The Mariners hold a slugging % of .363 and they average 3.78 runs per outing (23rd in the league). They have struck out on 505 occasions (8th in baseball) and have a total of 356 hits.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.276 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.41 (431 strikeouts vs 179 bases on balls). They rank 20th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 430. They have given up 57 HR's and they surrender 4.72 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 250 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.34 (230 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 64 save situations, the Mariners have compiled 38 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Seattle has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 26 save chances and they have walked away with 17 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 55 occasions with runners on. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.3% out of their 80 inherited runners. They sit at 12th in the league with a save rate of 65.4%, and they have dispatched 181 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year.
In 4,299 innings on the field, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (12th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 56 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in the majors). The Mariners have accrued 502 assists, 33 errors and have 1,433 putouts over the course of the season.
Flexen (8-13 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 6.54 ERA and has conceded 11.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.23 and he has faced 545 hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 84 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.841 and having a FIP of 5.7. In his career, Flexen has surrendered 149 base knocks while he has tallied 79 strikeouts in 115 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+140)
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