Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+157) Houston (-167)
Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (10-10, 3rd in AL West) play the Seattle Mariners (13-8, 2nd in AL West) at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Astros open this contest at -167 while the Mariners are priced at +157. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Justus Sheffield and Jose Urquidy.
The Mariners have hit 31 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 21 baseballs out of the park. Seattle has a slugging % of .365 and have been called out on strikes 190 times, while taking a walk on 69 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are knocking in 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 16th in baseball. They have tallied 83 runs batted in as well as 132 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .212. They have notched a total of 86 runs while holding a team OBP of .296.
The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 3.90 so far this year (12th in the league), and they have struck out 161 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and 86 runs (18th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 72 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.36 as a team this year.
The Mariners relief pitchers have a save percentage of 70.0% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. The relievers have inherited 23 base runners so far this season and 34.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Mariners pitchers have entered the game with players on base 19 times in addition to having 27 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 61 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have 8 holds so far this year (21st in the league). They have recorded 7 saves so far this year and have blown 3 out of their 10 save opportunities.
The Seattle Mariners have accounted for 534 putouts for the season, as well as 190 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .992 which has them ranked 3rd in pro baseball, and have 104 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 73.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,602 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in MLB.
Sheffield has pitched in 110 innings and has accumulated 101 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.55 (56 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.473. He has surrendered 115 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 48 walks. Sheffield (5-5 career record) has a FIP of 4.17 while going up against 486 hitters in the major leagues.
Houston has hit 21 home runs on the campaign as well as 85 RBIs. They have 34 doubles, while getting a free base 55 times and notching 90 runs. The Houston Astros have compiled a team on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a team batting average of .247 for the year. The Astros have a team SLG% of .402 and they earn 4.74 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have struck out on 140 instances (29th in baseball) and have 162 hits.
The Astros have a WHIP of 1.287 in addition to having a FIP of 4.07 as a unit over the course of the season. They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 152. The Houston pitching staff have yielded 84 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.31 (80 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.75 (173 strikeouts against 63 bases on balls). They have relinquished 22 home runs and they relinquish 4.53 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB).
With 15 save situations, the Astros have 9 holds and also 3 blown saves. Houston has had relievers enter the contest in 5 save chances and they have come away with 2 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations and on 20 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.8% out of their 37 inherited runners. They are ranked 25th in MLB with a save rate of 40.0%, and they have sent 61 relievers onto the field this year.
The Houston Astros have twisted 17 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (7th in MLB). The Astros have racked up 150 assists, 9 errors and have accounted for 501 putouts this year. In 1,503 innings played, the Astros hold a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (20th in the majors).
Urquidy (3-4 career win-loss mark) has a 3.83 ERA while giving up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and he has faced 372 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 39 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.135 and having a FIP of 4.0. In his pro baseball career, Urquidy has allowed 82 base knocks while he has accumulated 77 punch outs in 91 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-167)
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