Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-141) Seattle (+110)
Chris Bassitt and the Oakland Athletics (56-42, 2nd in AL West) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (51-46, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this contest at +110 while the Athletics are priced at -141. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chris Bassitt and Logan Gilbert.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are recording 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 14th in baseball. They have racked up 431 runs scored and hold an OBP of .312. The Athletics have accumulated 164 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 121 baseballs out of the park. They have 402 RBI's in addition to 754 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is at .234. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .405 and have been rung up 841 times, while being walked on 330 occasions.
Athletics pitchers have yielded 107 long balls in addition to 389 runs in total (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 260 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.91 as a unit for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.14 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Athletics are sitting with a team ERA of 3.69 on the year (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 816 batters.
The Athletics have dispatched 291 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 110 runners so far this year and 32.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 25 saves on the season and have missed out on 15 of their 40 save opportunities. The Athletics relievers have a save percentage of 62.5% and has come into the game in 85 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 45 holds so far this season (17th in baseball). Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 76 times in addition to having 83 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have earned a total of 2,613 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 782 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them sitting 3rd in MLB, and have a total of 672 double plays. The Athletics have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,839 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 9th in pro baseball.
Bassitt has pitched in 523 innings and has tallied 471 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Bassitt (29-24 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.92 and he has gone up against 2,216 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.53 (205 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.219. He has given up 469 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 169 free passes.
The Seattle Mariners have accounted for an OBP of .294 and a team batting average of .218 so far this year. They have been rung up on 926 occasions (6th in baseball) and have accounted for 685 hits. Seattle is sitting with 120 home runs this season and 384 RBIs. The Mariners have a SLG% of .380 and they earn 4.10 runs per outing (25th in baseball). They have hit 135 two-baggers, while walking 304 times and earning 398 runs.
The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.304 and have a FIP of 4.20 as a staff this year. They rank 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 799. The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 453 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.45 (420 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 (793 strikeouts against 310 bases on balls). They have surrendered 108 homers and they surrender 4.80 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of their 125 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 102 times in high leverage situations in addition to 92 occasions with base runners. With 95 save situations, the Mariners have 52 holds and also 17 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in the league holding a save rate of 60.5%, and they have sent 333 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Seattle has called on relievers to enter the game in 43 save opportunities and they have walked away with 26 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have twisted 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in baseball). The Mariners have accrued 864 assists, 51 errors and have earned 2,552 putouts this year. In 7,656 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (19th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Gilbert has conceded 41 base knocks while earning 62 punch outs in 54 innings pitched. He has conceded 21 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.981 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.17 and he has faced 219 hitters during his pro baseball career. Gilbert (4-2 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.50 earned run average while conceding 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-141)
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