San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-104) Seattle (-106)
Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (29-31, 3rd in NL West last year) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (27-33, 3rd in AL West last season). The Giants open this contest at -104 while the Mariners are coming in at -106. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Johnny Cueto and James Paxton.
As a unit, the San Francisco Giants put up 5.0 runs per contest last year, which put them at 8th in the league. They had 299 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .335. The Giants earned 107 two-baggers as a squad and hit 81 balls out of the park. They had 290 RBI's as well as 532 hits over the course of the prior season, while their team batting average came in at .263. San Francisco had a slugging percentage of .451 and were rung up 499 times, while being walked on 195 occasions.
The Giants had an earned run average of 4.65 for the previous season (18th in baseball), and they struck out 488 hitters. They walked 210 opposing players and their FIP came in at 4.45 as a unit last year. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and the pitching staff finished with a WHIP of 1.32. Giants pitchers yielded 69 home runs in addition to 297 total runs (13th in baseball). Giants pitchers stepped onto the hill with runners on in 75 games in addition to 69 outings with high leverage. The relievers a total of 43 holds over the course of last year (3rd in baseball). The Giants relief pitchers had a save rate of 54.2% and entered the game in 70 save situations. They accumulated 13 saves over the course of last season and blew 11 out of their 24 save chances. The bullpen inherited 116 base runners in the previous season with 26.7% of those players crossed home plate. The Giants had dispatched 236 relief pitchers to the hill last year.
Cueto was the owner of a FIP of 4.64 and he earned an ERA+ of 78. He gave up 38 earned runs over the course of last year and had a K/BB ratio of 2.2. He conceded 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a WHIP of 1.374. His earned run average was 5.40 and he fanned 56 hitters. Johnny Cueto allowed 61 base knocks in 63.1 innings pitched over the course of last season. Cueto has taken the ball for 1,919 frames and is sitting with 1,612 K's in his career. Cueto (128-90 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.84 while going up against 7,964 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.41 (728 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.197. He has surrendered 1,741 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 556 walks.
The Seattle Mariners had a team on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .226 over the course of last season. They were called out on strikes on 545 occasions (9th in the league) and had a total of 435 base hits. Seattle tallied 60 long balls for the previous season to go along with 244 runs batted in. The Mariners held a slugging percentage of .370 and they averaged 4.23 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They tallied 88 doubles, while getting a free base 207 times and putting up 254 runs.
The Seattle pitching staff given up 303 runs in the previous season while having an ERA of 5.04 (289 earned runs conceded). They conceded 79 dingers and they conceded 5.28 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Mariners had a WHIP of 1.379 and were the owners of a FIP of 4.91 as a unit in the previous season. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.04 (469 strikeouts vs 230 free passes). They were sitting at 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 482. Seattle bullpen pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 49.0% out of their 77 inherited runners. Their relievers stepped onto the mound in 54 games with high leverage and also 41 outings with runners on base. With 23 save opportunities, the Mariners had 31 holds and also 8 blown saves. They were ranked 10th in baseball with a save rate of 65.2%, and they dispatched 189 relievers onto the diamond last year. Seattle had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 54 save situations and they walked away with 15 saves.
Paxton earned a K/BB ratio of 3.7 with 26 total punch outs and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 64. His WHIP was 1.48 and he was the owner of a FIP of 4.37 last season. He threw 20.1 innings last season while conceding 10.2 hits per 9 innings. Paxton gave up 23 hits while surrendering 15 earned runs (6.64 ERA). In his career, Paxton has allowed 684 hits while he has earned 829 K's in 753 innings. Paxton (57-33 career mark) has a 3.58 ERA while conceding 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 300 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.213 and a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.60 and he has gone up against 3,125 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-106)
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