Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+110) Los Angeles (-141)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels (25-30, 4th in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (28-28, 3rd in AL West) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Mariners coming in at +110 and the Angels are at -141. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Justus Sheffield and Griffin Canning.
As a team, the Seattle Mariners are compiling 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in baseball. They have earned 214 runs scored and have an OBP of .284. The Mariners have hit 88 doubles as a team and have smacked 63 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 208 RBI's as well as 367 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average sits at .207. Seattle is slugging .367 and have been rung up 519 times, while drawing a walk on 175 occasions.
The Mariners have compiled a team earned run average of 4.48 on the season (23rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 440 hitters. They have walked 185 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.22 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.38 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Mariners pitchers have given up 59 home runs and 262 runs (23rd in baseball).
The Mariners have dispatched 186 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 87 runners so far this year and 33.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 17 saves over the course of the season and have blown 10 out of their 27 save opportunities. The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 63.0% and has come into the game in 65 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 38 holds so far this season (4th in MLB). Mariners pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 58 times in addition to having 67 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have a total of 1,460 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 511 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which ranks 17th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 404 double plays. The Mariners have turned 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,380 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 12th in the majors.
Sheffield has taken the mound for 143 frames and has 120 K's so far in his career. Sheffield (8-8 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.17 while facing 634 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.66 (74 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.524. He has given up 157 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 61 free passes.
Los Angeles has recorded 66 long balls for the season as well as 233 runs batted in. They have hit 84 two-baggers, while getting a free base 143 times as well as putting up 247 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have earned an on-base percentage of .307 as well as a batting average of .246 so far this year. The Angels hold a team SLG% of .409 and they average 4.49 runs per game (13th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 468 occasions (20th in the league) and have notched a total of 449 hits.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.430 and have a FIP of 4.45 as a pitching staff this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.39 (533 strikeouts against 223 walks). They rank 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 461. They have surrendered 75 long balls and they concede 5.44 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 289 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.99 (265 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.5% of 114 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 54 times in high leverage situations and on 81 occasions with runners on. With 42 save situations, the Angels have earned 21 holds and 9 blown saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league holding a save rate of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 193 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 21 save opportunities and they have tallied 12 saves.
In their 4,308 innings played, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 67.0% (29th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 45 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (30th in professional baseball). The Angels have 467 assists, 44 errors and have 1,436 putouts so far this year.
Canning (11-12 record in his career) holds a 4.58 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.77 and he has gone up against 796 batters in his career. He has given up 95 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.307 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. In his pro baseball career, Canning has surrendered 173 hits while earning 197 strikeouts in 186 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-141)
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