Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-116) Los Angeles (-105)
Angel Stadium is the site where Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (45-44, 4th in AL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (48-43, 3rd in AL West) on Saturday. The Mariners open this contest at -116 while the Angels are priced at -105. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yusei Kikuchi and Alex Cobb.
Seattle has a slugging % of .377 and have struck out 865 times, while drawing a walk on 287 occasions. They have recorded 359 RBI's in addition to 635 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is .216. The Mariners have compiled 130 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 110 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 371 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .292. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.41 for the season (20th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 746 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. Mariners pitchers have given up 102 home runs and 421 runs in total (20th in MLB). They have walked 291 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.20 as a squad for the season.
Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 89 times and also have had 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 51 holds for the year (8th in baseball). The Mariners relievers have earned a save percentage of 58.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 92 save situations. They have recorded 24 saves so far this season and have blown 17 out of their 41 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 121 runners on the season and 29.8% of those players earned a run for their team. The Mariners have sent 312 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Seattle Mariners have amassed 2,396 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 821 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 660 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 7,188 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in MLB.
Kikuchi (14-19 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.91 while facing 1,307 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 309 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 104 walks. His ERA is 4.78 (163 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.345. Kikuchi has taken the mound for 307 innings and has tallied 261 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Los Angeles Angels have a team OBP of .319 and a team batting average of .257 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 766 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned 774 hits. Los Angeles has 123 home runs so far this year as well as 414 RBIs. The Angels hold a slugging % of .440 and they are scoring 4.89 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They have recorded 162 two-baggers, while walking 245 times and putting up 435 runs.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.401 in addition to having a FIP of 4.35 as a staff so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 (841 strikeouts against 357 walks). They rank 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 739. They have conceded 111 homers and they concede 5.30 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 461 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.90 (426 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has had relievers enter the contest in 39 save opportunities and they have converted 23 saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball with a save rate of 59.0%, and they have sent 311 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations and on 134 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of their 199 inherited base runners. With 80 save situations, the Angels have earned 40 holds and 16 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 74 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in the majors). The Angels have racked up 783 assists, 56 errors and have notched a total of 2,348 putouts on the season. Out of their 7,044 innings on the field, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (26th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Cobb has allowed 953 base knocks while he has accumulated 792 strikeouts in 983 innings pitched. Cobb (61-60 career win-loss record) holds a 3.90 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 426 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has gone up against 4,122 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-116)
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