Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+184) Houston (-200)
Kent Emanuel and the Houston Astros (12-11, 3rd in AL West) play the Seattle Mariners (13-11, 2nd in AL West) at Minute Maid Park on Thursday. The line on this game has the Mariners coming in at +184 and the Astros are at -200. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Yusei Kikuchi and Kent Emanuel.
The Mariners have tallied 40 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 24 balls out of the park. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .363 and have been called out on strikes 225 times, while being walked on 77 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 19th in baseball. They have accounted for 94 runs batted in and 159 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average sits at .210. They have a total of 99 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .291.
Mariners pitchers have given up 22 home runs and 100 runs (18th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 84 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a squad so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.21 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 3.84 for the year (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 186 batters.
Mariners relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 21 times in addition to having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 8 holds this season (23rd in baseball). The Mariners relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 70.0% and stepped onto the hill in 18 save situations. They have tallied 7 saves on the campaign and have blown 3 of 10 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 28 base runners over the course of the season with 32.1% of them ended up scoring. The Mariners have dispatched 70 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Mariners have turned 74.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,935 innings on the field, which ranks them 1st in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 645 putouts on the year, as well as 230 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .993 which is 1st in pro baseball, and have accumulated 131 double plays.
Kikuchi has thrown 232 innings and has earned 183 strikeouts during his MLB career. Kikuchi (8-16 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.19 while he has faced 1,016 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.42 (140 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.455. He has conceded 259 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 79 free passes.
The Astros hold a slugging % of .420 and they are recording 5.00 runs per game (5th in MLB). They have 46 doubles, while taking a walk 66 times and scoring 115 runs. Houston has tallied 25 home runs for the year as well as 108 runs batted in. They have struck out on 168 occasions (29th in MLB) and have recorded 204 hits. The Houston Astros have accumulated an on-base percentage of .323 as well as a team batting average of .259 on the year.
The Astros have a WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 4.08 as a unit on the season. They are sitting at 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 174. The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 92 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.95 (89 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.90 (200 strikeouts against 69 bases on balls). They have conceded 27 homers and they surrender 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB).
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. They rank 19th in MLB holding a save rate of 57.1%, and they have sent 69 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 19 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with runners on. Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of their 38 inherited base runners. Sitting with 20 save situations, the Astros have 12 holds and 3 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 22 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (5th in pro baseball). The Astros have racked up 186 assists, 9 errors and have a total of 609 putouts this season. In their 1,827 innings on the field, the Astros have a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (8th in baseball).
So far in his career, Emanuel has allowed 5 base hits while tallying 5 strikeouts in 8 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 2 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.577 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.00 and he has faced 30 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Emanuel (1-0 career mark) has a 2.08 earned run average while allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+184)
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