Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-111) Detroit (-111)
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (30-31, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (24-35, 4th in AL Central). The Tigers open this contest at -111 while the Mariners are coming in at -111. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Flexen and Casey Mize.
Seattle has a slugging rate of .367 and have been rung up 574 times, while being walked on 187 occasions. They have 230 RBI's and 402 hits so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .208. The Mariners have accumulated 99 doubles as a unit and have hit 68 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 236 runs scored while having a team OBP of .282. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are notching 3.9 runs/g, which ranks them 24th in MLB.
The Mariners have compiled a team ERA of 4.56 over the course of the season (23rd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 490 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.45 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Mariners pitchers have given up 68 home runs in addition to 290 runs (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 200 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.27 as a team over the course of the season.
The Mariners have dispatched 206 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 92 base runners so far this year with 34.8% of those runners crossed home plate. They have 17 saves on the year and have blown 11 of their 28 save opportunities. The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save rate of 60.7% and stepped onto the hill in 70 save situations. The relievers have a total of 42 holds on the campaign (2nd in MLB). Mariners pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 62 times in addition to having 69 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 1,589 putouts this season, as well as 554 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 14th in MLB, and they have twisted 441 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,767 innings, ranking them 10th in pro baseball.
Flexen has taken the mound for 121 innings and has accumulated 82 punch outs thus far in his career. Flexen (8-14 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.65 while facing 571 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 6.58 (89 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.816. He has given up 156 base knocks (11.5 hits per 9 innings) with 65 free passes.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated a team OBP of .295 as well as a batting average of .225 on the season. They have struck out on 604 occasions (2nd in MLB) and have earned a total of 435 hits. Detroit has knocked in 59 home runs this year to go along with 212 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .367 and they tally 3.68 runs per game (29th in the league). They have put up 70 doubles, while taking a walk 180 times as well as recording 217 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 275 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.37 (247 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 72 homers and they concede 4.86 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.336 in addition to having a FIP of 4.48 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 (487 strikeouts vs 209 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 471.
Sitting with 52 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 29 holds and 9 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 21 save opportunities and they have earned 12 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 52 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.4% out of 79 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 193 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign.
Out of their 4,581 innings on the diamond, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 46 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in professional baseball). The Tigers have racked up 511 assists, 37 errors and have a tally of 1,527 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Mize has surrendered 78 base knocks while he has tallied 79 strikeouts in 93 innings pitched. He has allowed 46 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.194 and having a FIP of 5.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.39 and he has gone up against 393 hitters during his pro baseball career. Mize (3-7 career record) has earned a 4.45 ERA while giving up 7.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-111)
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