Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+155) New York (-200)
Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (57-49, 3rd in AL East) host the Seattle Mariners (58-50, 3rd in AL West) at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. The Yankees open this game at -200 while the Mariners are priced at +155. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Anderson and Nestor Cortes Jr.
Seattle is slugging .382 and have been rung up 1,023 times, while taking a walk on 351 occasions. They have amassed 442 RBI's as well as 778 hits this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .221. The Mariners have hit 146 two-baggers as a team and have hit 136 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 460 runs while holding a team OBP of .299. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in MLB.
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The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 4.48 on the year (18th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 889 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 335 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.25 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Mariners pitchers have conceded 128 long balls and 508 total runs (20th in the league).
The Mariners have sent 375 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 134 base runners this year with 29.1% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 30 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 20 out of their 50 chances to save the game. The Mariners relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 112 save situations. The relievers have notched 62 holds this year (6th in baseball). Mariners relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 99 times in addition to having 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have 2,846 putouts for the season, in addition to 960 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them ranked 7th in baseball, and they have turned 785 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,538 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 18th in pro baseball.
Anderson has taken the mound for 565 innings and has accumulated 497 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.60 (289 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.313. He has conceded 568 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 174 walks. Anderson (27-35 career record) holds a FIP of 4.42 and he has gone up against 2,395 opposing hitters in the majors.
New York has a total of 131 HRs so far this year to go along with 405 RBIs. They have put up 139 two-baggers, while taking a walk 426 times and recording 439 runs. The New York Yankees have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a batting average of .235 over the course of the season. The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .392 and they are recording 4.14 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have struck out on 970 occasions (9th in MLB) and have tallied 815 hits.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.175 with a FIP of 3.80 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.21 (1,006 strikeouts against 313 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 786. They have given up 120 dingers and they allow 4.17 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have given up 433 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.77 (392 earned runs relinquished).
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of 122 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 131 times in high leverage situations in addition to 92 occasions with runners on. With 96 save situations, the Yankees have earned 52 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They rank 6th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 314 relief pitchers to the hill this season. New York has had relievers step onto the hill in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves.
In 8,421 innings played, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (7th in baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 76 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in MLB). The Yankees have recorded 869 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 2,807 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, Cortes Jr has surrendered 118 hits while tallying 119 K's in 111 innings. He has allowed 66 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.487 and having a FIP of 5.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 and he has faced 496 opposing batters in his MLB career. Cortes Jr (5-2 record in his career) has earned a 5.32 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+155)
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