San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-113) Seattle (+103)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (27-33, 3rd in AL West last year) will play the San Francisco Giants (29-31, 3rd in NL West last season) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Giants priced at -113 and the Mariners are at +103. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Kevin Gausman and Marco Gonzales.
San Francisco had a slugging % of .451 and struck out 499 times last year, while being walked on 195 occasions. They had 290 RBI's as well as 532 hits last season, while their team batting average sat at .263. The Giants recorded 107 doubles as a unit and knocked 81 balls out of the stadium. They accounted for 299 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .335. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants compiled 5.0 runs per game, which put them at 8th in the league.
Giants pitchers gave up 69 home runs and 297 runs (13th in the league). They walked 210 hitters and their FIP finished at 4.45 as a unit over the course of the prior season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.32 and their pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Giants had a team earned run average of 4.65 over the course of last season (18th in the league), and their staff struck out 488 batters. The Giants sent forth 236 relievers to the mound in the prior season. The relief pitchers inherited 116 base runners over the course of last season and 26.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They accumulated 13 saves for the prior year and blew 11 of their 24 save chances. The Giants relief pitchers compiled a save rate of 54.2% and entered the game in 70 save situations. The relief pitchers notched 43 holds over the course of last season (3rd in baseball). Giants bullpen pitchers entered the game with runners on in 75 games as well as 69 outings with high leverage.
Gausman had a FIP of 3.09 and his ERA+ was 117. He gave up 24 ER's last season with a K/BB ratio of 4.9. He gave up 7.5 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and he earned a WHIP of 1.106. His ERA was at 3.62 and he fanned 79 batters. Kevin Gausman allowed 50 hits in 59.2 innings pitched last season. Gausman has taken the mound for 985 innings and is sitting with 934 K's so far in his MLB career. Gausman (50-66 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.06 while he has faced 4,192 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.26 (466 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.329. He has given up 1,014 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 296 free passes.
The Seattle Mariners had an on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .226 last season. They were rung up on 545 occasions (9th in the league) and had 435 base knocks. Seattle accounted for 60 home runs for the previous season to go along with 244 RBIs. The Mariners had a SLG% of .370 and they had an average of 4.23 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They had 88 doubles, while taking a walk 207 times as well as notching 254 runs.
The Mariners had a WHIP of 1.379 and had a FIP of 4.91 as a staff over the course of last season. Their K/BB ratio came in at 2.04 (469 strikeouts against 230 bases on balls). They were ranked 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 482. They gave up 79 long balls and they surrendered 5.28 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff allowed 303 runs over the course of the prior season while having a team ERA of 5.04 (289 earned runs conceded). With 23 save opportunities, the Mariners accrued 31 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Seattle had relief pitchers enter the contest in 54 save situations and they earned 15 saves. Their relievers stepped onto the mound in 54 games with high leverage and 41 contests with base runners. Seattle relievers held an inherited score rate of 49.0% of 77 inherited base runners. They ranked 10th in MLB holding a save rate of 65.2%, and they dispatched 189 relief pitchers to the mound last season.
Gonzales allowed 59 hits while conceding 24 earned runs (3.10 ERA). His WHIP was at 0.95 and he earned a FIP of 3.32 last year. He pitched in 69.2 innings last season while conceding 7.6 H/9. Gonzales had a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.1 with 64 total strikeouts and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 138. Gonzales (41-27 career win-loss mark) has a 4.09 earned run average while conceding 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and he has faced 2,186 hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed 235 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.291 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his career, Gonzales has surrendered 539 base knocks while he has accumulated 420 strikeouts in 516 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (+103)
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