Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+155) Houston (-180)
Minute Maid Park is the site where Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros (10-11, 4th in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (13-9, 2nd in AL West) on Tuesday. The Mariners open this contest at +155 while the Astros are coming in at -180. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Marco Gonzales and Cristian Javier.
The Mariners have tallied 39 doubles as a unit and have smacked 22 baseballs out of the park. Seattle owns a slugging percentage of .372 and have struck out 210 times, while being walked on 73 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in baseball. They have 92 RBI's and 150 hits for the year, and their average at the plate comes in at .216. They have notched a total of 97 runs scored and have an OBP of .297.
The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.88 so far this year (11th in the league), and their staff has struck out 176 batters. They have walked 80 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.25 as a team for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Mariners pitchers have given up 22 home runs in addition to 93 runs in total (15th in baseball).
Mariners bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 20 times as well as having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 8 holds on the season (21st in MLB). The Mariners relievers have accumulated a save rate of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. They have recorded 7 saves for the season and have not converted 3 of their 10 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 26 runners so far this season with 34.6% of them earned a run for their team. The Mariners have dispatched 66 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Seattle Mariners have amassed 588 putouts for the season, as well as 211 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .991 which is 1st in the majors, and they have twisted 117 double plays. The Mariners have converted 73.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,764 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in MLB.
Gonzales (42-29 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.03 while facing 2,282 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 561 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 136 free passes. His earned run average is 4.17 (250 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.293. Gonzales has taken the hill for 539 innings and has racked up 439 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
Houston has compiled 25 home runs this year to go along with 101 RBIs. They have put up 42 doubles, while taking a walk 62 times as well as putting up 108 runs. The Houston Astros have an OBP of .321 and a batting average of .253 this year. The Astros hold a team SLG% of .423 and they tally 5.14 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have been rung up on 158 occasions (28th in MLB) and have totaled 184 base knocks.
The Houston pitching staff have given up 90 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.23 (87 earned runs given up). They have given up 25 dingers and they allow 4.38 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.238 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.13 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 (185 strikeouts against 65 walks). They are sitting at 18th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 164.
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 5 save chances and they have tallied 2 saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league with a save percentage of 40.0%, and they have sent 64 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with runners on base. Houston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of their 38 inherited runners. With 15 save situations, the Astros have recorded 9 holds and 3 blown saves.
In 1,665 innings on the field, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (12th in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have twisted 20 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Astros have recorded 172 assists, 10 errors and have notched a total of 555 putouts this year.
During his career, Javier has surrendered 45 base knocks and he has 74 K's in 68 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 23 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.971 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.52 and he has faced 269 hitters so far in his career. Javier (7-2 career mark) holds a 3.04 ERA while surrendering 6.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-180)
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