Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+152) Los Angeles (-165)
Angel Stadium is the site where Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels (45-44, 4th in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (48-43, 3rd in AL West) on Friday. The line on this game has the Mariners priced at +152 and the Angels are at -165. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Marco Gonzales and Andrew Heaney.
The Mariners have earned 130 doubles as a team and have knocked 110 balls out of the stadium. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 865 times, while taking a walk on 287 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 26th in MLB. They have accrued 359 RBI's and 635 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .216. They have accumulated 371 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .292.
The Mariners have an earned run average of 4.41 this year (20th in the league), and they have struck out 746 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 291 batters and their FIP sits at 4.20 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.29. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 102 long balls in addition to 421 runs in total (20th in baseball).
The Mariners have dispatched 312 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 121 runners for the season with 29.8% of those runners crossed the plate. They have compiled 24 saves on the year and have missed out on 17 out of their 41 save opportunities. The Mariners bullpen have a save rate of 58.5% and has come into the game in 92 save situations. The bullpen have earned 51 holds for the season (8th in baseball). Mariners relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 89 times and also have had 100 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mariners have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,188 innings, which has them sitting 14th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners have 2,396 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 821 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 10th in pro baseball, and they have turned 660 double plays.
Gonzales (42-32 career mark) has a FIP of 4.15 and he has faced 2,433 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 601 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 149 walks. His ERA is 4.27 (272 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.308. Gonzales has thrown 573 innings and has accounted for 469 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
Los Angeles has knocked in 123 home runs on the year to go along with 414 runs batted in. They have recorded 162 doubles, while getting a free base 245 times and putting up 435 runs. The Los Angeles Angels hold a team OBP of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .257 for the season. The Angels have a team slugging % of .440 and they average 4.89 runs per game (7th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 766 occasions (20th in the league) and have a total of 774 base hits.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.401 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.35 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.36 (841 strikeouts vs 357 walks). They sit at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 739. They have yielded 111 dingers and they concede 5.30 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 461 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.90 (426 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of their 199 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations and on 134 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 80 save situations, the Angels have tallied 40 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They rank 22nd in the league holding a save rate of 59.0%, and they have sent 311 relievers onto the field so far this season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 39 save chances and they have walked away with 23 saves.
In their 7,044 innings on the field, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (26th in the majors). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 74 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in MLB). The Angels have accrued 783 assists, 56 errors and have earned 2,348 putouts this season.
During his MLB career, Heaney has surrendered 570 hits while totaling 594 punch outs in 581 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 295 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.62 and he has gone up against 2,457 opposing batters during his MLB career. Heaney (29-35 career mark) has earned a 4.56 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-165)
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