Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+145) Houston (-192)
Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (80-57, 1st in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (75-63, 2nd in AL West) at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Astros open this contest at -192 while the Mariners are coming in at +145. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Anderson and Jose Urquidy.
The Mariners have compiled 187 doubles as a squad and have knocked 170 balls out of the park. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .380 and have struck out 1,305 times, while drawing a walk on 460 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. They have earned 563 RBI's in addition to 1,014 hits this year, while their average at the plate sits at .223. They have tallied 584 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .301.
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The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 4.30 so far this year (15th in the league), and they have rung up 1,115 hitters. They have walked 410 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.23 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have given up 163 home runs and also 639 runs in total (17th in baseball).
Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 138 times as well as having 177 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 77 holds on the season (7th in MLB). The Mariners bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 59.4% and stepped onto the hill in 146 save situations. They have compiled 41 saves this year and have not converted 28 out of their 69 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 178 base runners for the year with 29.8% of those players ended up scoring. The Mariners have dispatched 483 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 3,676 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,216 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which puts them in 7th in professional baseball, and they have turned 995 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,028 innings on the field, which ranks them 16th in pro baseball.
Anderson (28-36 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.36 while facing 2,537 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 602 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 178 free passes. His ERA is 4.52 (301 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.300. Anderson has taken the ball for 600 innings and has earned 524 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Astros hold a slugging percentage of .438 and they are scoring 5.26 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have tallied 260 two-baggers, while walking 482 times and scoring 721 runs. Houston has hit 175 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 693 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,029 occasions (30th in baseball) and have recorded 1,259 base hits. The Houston Astros have earned an on-base percentage of .338 as well as a batting average of .267 for the season.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.218 and have a FIP of 4.10 as a team this year. They come in at 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,030. The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 546 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.70 (501 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.74 (1,245 strikeouts vs 454 walks). They have surrendered 160 home runs and they allow 4.03 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Houston has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. They are ranked 20th in MLB with a save rate of 59.6%, and they have dispatched 422 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 135 times in high leverage situations in addition to 116 occasions with runners on base. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.5% of 172 inherited base runners. Sitting with 112 save situations, the Astros have amassed 59 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have twisted 102 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in baseball). The Astros have 1,187 assists, 53 errors and have accounted for 3,655 putouts over the course of the season. In 10,965 innings played, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (2nd in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Urquidy has allowed 126 base hits and he has 127 K's in 152 frames. Urquidy (9-5 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.43 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 58 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.018 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.38 and he has gone up against 604 opposing batters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle (+145) and over 8.5 runs
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