Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+110) Houston (-141)
Logan Gilbert and the Seattle Mariners (66-56, 3rd in AL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (71-50, 1st in AL West). The odds on this matchup have the Mariners coming in at +110 and the Astros are at -141. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Logan Gilbert and Jake Odorizzi.
The Mariners have hit 165 doubles as a squad and have smacked 152 baseballs out of the stadium. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .382 and have struck out 1,145 times, while drawing a walk on 397 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 21st in the league. They have accumulated 493 RBI's in addition to 885 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is at .222. They have accumulated 513 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .299.
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The Mariners have compiled a team earned run average of 4.27 on the campaign (15th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,003 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.27. Mariners pitchers have yielded 143 long balls and 555 runs (16th in baseball). They have walked 367 opposing players and their FIP is 4.22 as a team so far this season.
The Mariners have dispatched 424 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 147 base runners on the campaign with 29.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 34 saves this season and have blown 25 of their 59 save opportunities. The Mariners relief pitchers have a save percentage of 57.6% and has come into the game in 129 save situations. The relievers have a total of 70 holds for the year (6th in the league). Mariners pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 113 times as well as having 151 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mariners have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,687 innings on the diamond, ranking them 12th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners have 3,229 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,078 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 5th in baseball, and they have turned 884 double plays.
Gilbert has taken the hill for 77 innings and is sitting with 87 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.42 (38 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.125. He has allowed 69 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 18 walks. Gilbert (5-4 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.54 and he has gone up against 323 batters during his time in the majors.
Houston has compiled 157 home runs for the season as well as 617 runs batted in. They have put up 226 two-baggers, while walking 425 times and putting up 642 runs. The Houston Astros have tallied an on-base percentage of .338 and a team batting average of .266 this season. The Astros have a slugging percentage of .437 and they earn 5.31 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have struck out on 918 instances (30th in baseball) and have earned 1,102 hits.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.211 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.76 (1,096 strikeouts against 397 walks). They are sitting at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 906. They have allowed 141 homers and they yield 4.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Houston pitching staff have conceded 478 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.64 (435 earned runs yielded).
Houston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.8% of 151 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with runners on. With 96 save situations, the Astros have compiled 52 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They sit at 15th in baseball with a save rate of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 367 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 43 save chances and they have earned 26 saves.
In their 9,684 innings played, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (3rd in baseball). The Houston Astros have twisted 87 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (1st in MLB). The Astros have accrued 1,032 assists, 48 errors and have earned a total of 3,228 putouts so far this year.
Odorizzi (67-62 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.97 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and he has gone up against 4,692 batters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 493 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.240 and a FIP of 4.2. Thus far in his career, Odorizzi has conceded 1,001 base hits while he has totaled 1,057 K's in 1,116 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+110)
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