Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-111) Seattle (-120)
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (86-70, 2nd in AL West) play the Oakland Athletics (85-71, 3rd in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Monday. The Athletics open this contest at -111 while the Mariners are coming in at -120. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Cole Irvin and Chris Flexen.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 11th in the league. They have a total of 713 runs scored and hold an OBP of .318. The Athletics have earned 265 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 189 balls out of the park. They have amassed 669 RBI's as well as 1,229 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .239. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .407 and have struck out 1,291 times, while drawing a walk on 529 occasions.
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The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 3.90 on the season (10th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,283 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.08 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 177 home runs and 640 runs in total (11th in the league). They have walked 417 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.02 as a team this season.
The Athletics relievers have a save percentage of 58.5% and has entered the game in 134 save situations. The relievers have inherited 167 base runners this year with 35.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. Athletics pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 114 times as well as having 136 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 471 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have accumulated 69 holds for the year (19th in baseball). They have compiled 38 saves so far this year and have blown 27 of 65 save chances.
The Athletics have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,129 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 11th in MLB. The Oakland Athletics have earned 4,043 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,241 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which puts them in 2nd in MLB, and have 1,037 double plays.
Irvin (12-16 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.35 and he has gone up against 931 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 240 hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) with 52 walks. His ERA is 4.57 (109 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.360. Irvin has taken the hill for 214 frames and is sitting with 152 K's so far in his career.
Seattle has recorded 193 HRs this season and 637 runs batted in. They have 219 doubles, while taking a walk 510 times as well as earning 661 runs. The Seattle Mariners have a team OBP of .301 as well as a batting average of .224 this season. The Mariners have a slugging percentage of .384 and they are scoring 4.26 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,433 occasions (5th in the league) and have totaled 1,149 hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 726 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.37 (668 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 188 dingers and they relinquish 4.74 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.291 in addition to having a FIP of 4.26 as a unit this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 (1,267 strikeouts against 466 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,312.
Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 76 save chances and they have recorded 46 saves. They rank 18th in the league with a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 539 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 201 times in high leverage situations and on 153 occasions with base runners. Seattle bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.6% of 203 inherited runners. Sitting with 166 save situations, the Mariners have amassed 90 holds and also 30 blown saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 132 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in pro baseball). The Mariners have racked up 1,308 assists, 74 errors and have 4,054 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 12,162 innings played, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Flexen has allowed 263 base hits while he has earned 167 K's in 237 frames. He has given up a total of 128 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.496 and a FIP of 4.7. His K/BB ratio is 1.82 and he has gone up against 1,039 batters in his MLB career. Flexen (16-17 career mark) holds a 4.85 earned run average while giving up 10.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-120)
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