Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-106) Baltimore (-104)
Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (6-5, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Oriole Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (5-6, 2nd in AL East). The Orioles open this contest at -104 while the Mariners are priced at -106. The total opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Marco Gonzales and Bruce Zimmermann.
Seattle has a slugging rate of .388 and have been called out on strikes 112 times, while drawing a walk on 37 occasions. They have accounted for 49 RBI's and 83 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .232. The Mariners have accumulated 20 doubles as a team and have hit 12 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 51 runs while holding a team OBP of .309. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 10th in MLB.
The Mariners have an ERA of 4.96 so far this season (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 96 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 48 players from the other team and their FIP is 5.01 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.00 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Mariners pitchers have given up 16 home runs in addition to 62 runs in total (4th in MLB).
The Mariners relievers have a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 8 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 14 runners this year and 50.0% of those players earned a run for their team. Mariners bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 11 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 34 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen are sitting with 1 hold for the year (30th in the league). They have accumulated 4 saves for the season and have missed out on 3 out of their 7 chances to get a save.
Gonzales has pitched in 527 innings and has accounted for 428 strikeouts thus far in his career. Gonzales (41-28 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.05 while he has gone up against 2,238 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.22 (247 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.307. He has surrendered 556 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 133 walks.
The Orioles have a team slugging percentage of .363 and they earn 4.55 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have put up 19 doubles, while getting a free base 36 times as well as scoring 50 runs. Baltimore has tallied 10 home runs on the campaign and 47 RBIs. They have been rung up on 123 occasions (1st in baseball) and have 85 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied an OBP of .295 and a batting average of .227 for the year.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.381 and have a FIP of 4.84 as a unit so far this season. They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 100. The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 59 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 5.10 (55 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.74 (93 strikeouts vs 34 free passes). They have given up 18 home runs and they concede 5.47 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
With 10 save situations, the Orioles have earned 3 holds and 4 blown saves. Baltimore has had relievers step onto the hill in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 18 occasions with base runners. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.9% out of their 29 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 42.9%, and they have sent 38 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
Zimmermann (1-0 record in his career) has earned a 5.68 ERA while giving up 8.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.00 and he has faced 78 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 12 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.105 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. In his career, Zimmermann has surrendered 17 base knocks and he has 16 punch outs in 19 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-106)
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