Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-116) Seattle (-105)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (55-42, 2nd in AL West) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (51-45, 3rd in AL West). The line on this contest has the Athletics coming in at -116 and the Mariners are at -105. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Frankie Montas and Yusei Kikuchi.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in MLB. They have 427 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. The Athletics have earned 161 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 121 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 398 RBI's in addition to 743 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is .233. Oakland has a slugging % of .405 and have struck out 837 times, while taking a walk on 324 occasions.
The Athletics have a team earned run average of 3.72 over the course of the season (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 801 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Athletics pitchers have allowed 106 home runs and 388 runs (12th in MLB). They have walked 257 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.94 as a unit this year.
Athletics relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 76 times as well as having 83 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 44 holds on the year (16th in baseball). The Athletics relievers have accumulated a save rate of 61.5% and has come into the game in 83 save situations. They have recorded 24 saves over the course of the season and have blown 15 out of their 39 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 base runners so far this year with 32.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 289 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Athletics have turned 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,758 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have 2,586 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 772 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which is 3rd in professional baseball, and have 666 double plays.
Montas has thrown 367 innings and is sitting with 374 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.24 (173 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.368. He has surrendered 377 base knocks (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 125 free passes. Montas (26-22 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.99 while facing 1,591 batters in the major leagues.
Seattle has knocked in 116 home runs on the season to go along with 380 runs batted in. They have 135 doubles, while taking a walk 300 times and notching 394 runs. The Seattle Mariners hold an on-base percentage of .295 and a team batting average of .220 over the course of the season. The Mariners hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they have an average of 4.15 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have struck out on 905 occasions (6th in baseball) and have earned a total of 676 base knocks.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.297 and have a FIP of 4.21 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 19th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 782. The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 443 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.43 (410 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.63 (785 strikeouts against 299 free passes). They have allowed 108 homers and they allow 4.79 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB).
Sitting with 95 save situations, the Mariners have 52 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 43 save chances and they have come away with 26 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 102 times in high leverage situations and on 91 occasions with base runners. Seattle relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.6% of 124 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have sent 326 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year.
In 7,503 innings on the diamond, the Mariners have a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (20th in professional baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 91 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (9th in pro baseball). The Mariners have 848 assists, 51 errors and have a total of 2,501 putouts so far this year.
During his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has allowed 318 base hits and he has 268 strikeouts in 312 frames. Kikuchi (14-20 career mark) is the owner of a 4.90 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 170 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.356 and having a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.55 and he has faced 1,332 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-116)
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