Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-120) Seattle (-111)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (86-70, 2nd in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (85-71, 3rd in AL West) on Tuesday. The Athletics open this game at -120 while the Mariners are coming in at -111. The O/U opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Chris Bassitt and Yusei Kikuchi.
The Athletics have accrued 266 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 189 balls out of the stadium. Oakland has a slugging % of .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,299 times, while drawing a walk on 533 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB. They have earned 673 RBI's in addition to 1,238 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .239. They are sitting with 717 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318.
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The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 3.90 on the year (9th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,290 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 178 home runs in addition to 643 total runs (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 420 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.01 as a squad so far this season.
The Athletics relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.6% and has come into the game in 135 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 169 runners over the course of the season with 34.9% of those runners ended up scoring. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 115 times and also have had 141 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 484 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 69 holds this season (22nd in the league). They have recorded 38 saves so far this year and have not converted 28 of their 66 chances to save the game.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 4,151 putouts this season, as well as 1,268 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .988 which is 3rd in baseball, and they have turned 1,060 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,453 innings on the diamond, ranking them 9th in the majors.
Bassitt has taken the ball for 552 frames and has racked up 503 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.47 (213 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.209. He has conceded 492 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 176 walks. Bassitt (31-25 career record) holds a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 2,330 opposing batters in the majors.
Seattle has accumulated 194 home runs this year as well as 642 RBIs. They have hit 221 two-baggers, while taking a walk 512 times and notching 666 runs. The Seattle Mariners have recorded a team OBP of .301 in addition to a team batting average of .225 this year. The Mariners have a SLG% of .384 and they tally 4.27 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have struck out on 1,445 instances (5th in the league) and have accounted for 1,158 hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 727 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.34 (669 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 189 long balls and they concede 4.72 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.287 with a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.72 (1,276 strikeouts against 469 free passes). They come in at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,315.
Seattle relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.3% of 214 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 207 times in high leverage situations and also on 158 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 173 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 94 holds and also 31 blown saves. They sit at 17th in MLB holding a save percentage of 60.8%, and they have dispatched 556 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Seattle has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 79 save opportunities and they have walked away with 48 saves.
Out of their 12,477 innings played, the Mariners hold a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in MLB). The Seattle Mariners have turned 133 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in pro baseball). The Mariners have recorded 1,340 assists, 75 errors and have accounted for 4,159 putouts this season.
Kikuchi (15-24 record in his career) has a 4.97 ERA while giving up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and he has gone up against 1,581 hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 202 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.403 and a FIP of 4.9. Thus far in his career, Kikuchi has allowed 381 hits while earning 326 K's in 365 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-111)
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