Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+170) Houston (-222)
Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (74-62, 3rd in AL West) travel to Minute Maid Park on Monday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (79-56, 1st in AL West). The line on this game has the Mariners priced at +170 and the Astros are at -222. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Yusei Kikuchi and Lance McCullers Jr.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been rung up 1,289 times, while taking a walk on 447 occasions. They have 552 runs batted in and 998 hits on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .223. The Mariners have accounted for 182 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 170 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 572 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .300. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 23rd in baseball.
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Mariners pitchers have relinquished 161 home runs and 624 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 400 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.22 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Mariners have a team earned run average of 4.29 this year (16th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,099 batters.
The Mariners have dispatched 474 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 172 runners for the season with 29.7% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 41 saves on the year and have missed out on 28 of their 69 save opportunities. The Mariners relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 59.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 146 save situations. The bullpen have 77 holds this year (7th in the league). Mariners pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 133 times and also have had 173 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 3,619 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,202 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 5th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 982 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,857 innings on the field, ranking them 14th in baseball.
Kikuchi has taken the mound for 353 frames and has accumulated 312 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.87 (191 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.371. He has given up 361 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 123 walks. Kikuchi (15-22 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.95 while going up against 1,515 batters in the majors.
The Houston Astros have accounted for an OBP of .338 as well as a batting average of .267 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,021 occasions (30th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,239 base hits. Houston has accumulated 172 long balls on the year and 680 runs batted in. The Astros have a team SLG% of .437 and they tally 5.24 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have put up 251 doubles, while getting a free base 471 times as well as scoring 707 runs.
The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.216 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a staff over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 (1,229 strikeouts vs 444 walks). They sit at 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,017. They have given up 159 home runs and they concede 4.05 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 540 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.71 (495 earned runs given up).
Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.7% out of 171 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 132 times in high leverage situations in addition to 115 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 111 save situations, the Astros have 59 holds and also 21 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save rate of 58.8%, and they have dispatched 417 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Houston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 51 save chances and they have tallied 30 saves.
In 10,809 innings played, the Astros have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (2nd in baseball). The Houston Astros have twisted 96 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in the majors). The Astros have accrued 1,168 assists, 53 errors and have notched a total of 3,603 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, McCullers has surrendered 547 base knocks while earning 719 punch outs in 641 innings. He has allowed 256 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.75 and he has faced 2,702 hitters thus far in his career. McCullers (42-29 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.59 ERA while surrendering 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-222)
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