Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+150) Houston (-196)
Tyler Anderson and the Seattle Mariners (66-57, 3rd in AL West) travel to Minute Maid Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (72-50, 1st in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Mariners priced at +150 and the Astros are at -196. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Tyler Anderson and Framber Valdez.
As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 21st in the league. They have tallied 516 runs while having a team OBP of .299. The Mariners have hit 166 doubles as a unit and have knocked 154 balls out of the park. They have compiled 496 RBI's in addition to 891 hits on the season, and their team batting average is .222. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,160 times, while taking a walk on 398 occasions.
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The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.34 this season (16th in the league), and they have rung up 1,009 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 372 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.26 as a unit for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have given up 147 home runs and 567 runs (18th in the league).
Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 114 times in addition to having 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 70 holds on the year (6th in the league). The Mariners relievers have recorded a save rate of 57.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 129 save situations. They have compiled 34 saves so far this year and have blown 25 of their 59 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 149 base runners over the course of the season with 28.9% of those players crossed the plate. The Mariners have dispatched 428 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Mariners have transformed 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,759 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 13th in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have earned a total of 3,253 putouts for the season, as well as 1,084 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which ranks 5th in baseball, and have 890 double plays.
Anderson has thrown 581 frames and has earned 509 strikeouts so far in his career. Anderson (28-35 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.38 and he has gone up against 2,460 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.53 (293 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.303. He has given up 582 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 176 free passes.
The Houston Astros have earned a team OBP of .339 as well as a batting average of .267 on the campaign. They have struck out on 924 occasions (30th in the league) and have a total of 1,117 base hits. Houston has tallied 161 home runs for the season to go along with 629 RBIs. The Astros have a SLG% of .441 and they score 5.36 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have hit 228 doubles, while walking 430 times as well as putting up 654 runs.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.207 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.79 (1,111 strikeouts vs 398 bases on balls). They come in at 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 912. They have conceded 143 long balls and they relinquish 3.99 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Houston pitching staff have relinquished 481 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.63 (438 earned runs conceded).
Houston has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 43 save opportunities and they have converted 26 saves. They are currently ranked 16th in the league with a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 370 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with runners on. Houston relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.8% out of their 151 inherited base runners. Sitting with 96 save situations, the Astros have earned 52 holds and 17 blown saves.
Out of their 9,765 innings played, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (3rd in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 87 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in pro baseball). The Astros have accrued 1,040 assists, 48 errors and have 3,255 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his MLB career, Valdez has surrendered 238 base hits while earning 264 K's in 269 innings pitched. He has allowed 115 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.348 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.11 and he has gone up against 1,163 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Valdez (21-15 career win-loss mark) has a 3.84 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+150)
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