Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-172) Seattle (+135)
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (51-44, 3rd in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (55-42, 2nd in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics priced at -172 and the Mariners are at +135. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Sean Manaea and Chris Flexen.
The Athletics have hit 161 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 121 balls out of the park. Oakland is slugging .405 and have been called out on strikes 837 times, while taking a walk on 324 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 16th in baseball. They have accrued 398 RBI's and 743 hits this season, and their team batting average comes in at .233. They have tallied 427 runs while holding a team OBP of .311.
The Athletics have a team earned run average of 3.72 this year (10th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 801 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.22. Athletics pitchers have given up 106 home runs and also 388 runs in total (12th in the league). They have walked 257 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.94 as a unit so far this season.
Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 76 times and also have had 83 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 44 holds so far this season (16th in baseball). The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 83 save situations. They have earned 24 saves for the year and have blown 15 of their 39 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 base runners this season and 32.7% of them crossed home plate. The Athletics have dispatched 289 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Athletics have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,758 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 9th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have a total of 2,586 putouts this year, in addition to 772 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 3rd in baseball, and have earned 666 double plays.
Manaea has pitched in 657 innings and is sitting with 562 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.75 (274 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.197. He has conceded 623 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 164 free passes. Manaea (45-37 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.95 and he has gone up against 2,726 batters in the major leagues.
The Seattle Mariners have tallied an on-base percentage of .295 and a batting average of .220 this year. They have struck out on 905 occasions (6th in baseball) and have earned 676 base hits. Seattle has compiled 116 long balls on the year as well as 380 runs batted in. The Mariners hold a slugging % of .380 and they have an average of 4.15 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have hit 135 doubles, while taking a walk 300 times as well as notching 394 runs.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.297 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 (785 strikeouts against 299 walks). They have a ranking of 19th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 782. They have yielded 108 homers and they yield 4.79 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 443 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.43 (410 earned runs allowed).
Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have come away with 26 saves. They rank 18th in baseball with a save rate of 60.5%, and they have sent 326 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 102 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.6% out of their 124 inherited runners. Sitting with 95 save situations, the Mariners have 52 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 91 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (9th in baseball). The Mariners have accrued 848 assists, 51 errors and have accounted for 2,501 putouts for the season. In 7,503 innings on the field, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (20th in MLB).
So far in his career, Flexen has conceded 190 base hits while accumulating 114 punch outs in 167 innings. He has given up 98 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.578 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.54 and he has gone up against 743 batters in his pro baseball career. Flexen (12-14 career win-loss mark) has a 5.27 earned run average and has conceded 10.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-172)
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