Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+145) New York (-192)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Andrew Heaney and the New York Yankees (59-49, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Seattle Mariners (58-52, 3rd in AL West) on Saturday. The Mariners open this game at +145 while the Yankees are coming in at -192. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Chris Flexen and Andrew Heaney.
Seattle has a slugging % of .383 and have struck out 1,041 times, while taking a walk on 356 occasions. They have amassed 447 RBI's and 795 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .222. The Mariners have tallied 148 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 138 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 466 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .299. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 20th in the league.
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Mariners pitchers have given up 130 home runs and 517 runs in total (19th in MLB). They have walked 342 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.25 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.30. The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 4.49 for the season (18th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 905 hitters.
The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 58.8% and has come into the game in 113 save situations. The relievers have inherited 134 runners so far this year and 29.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Mariners pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 99 times as well as having 119 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 381 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 62 holds this year (8th in the league). They have accumulated 30 saves for the season and have missed out on 21 of 51 save opportunities.
The Mariners have transformed 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,682 innings on the field, which has them ranked 19th in baseball. The Seattle Mariners have earned a total of 2,894 putouts on the year, as well as 970 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which has them sitting 5th in professional baseball, and they have turned 796 double plays.
Flexen has taken the hill for 183 innings and has accounted for 124 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.35 (109 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.582. He has conceded 212 base hits (10.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 78 free passes. Flexen (13-16 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.93 while he has faced 816 hitters in the majors.
The Yankees have a slugging percentage of .394 and they earn 4.20 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have recorded 145 doubles, while taking a walk 434 times as well as putting up 454 runs. New York has knocked in 133 home runs on the year to go along with 420 RBIs. They have been rung up on 981 occasions (10th in baseball) and have earned 837 base hits. The New York Yankees hold a team OBP of .324 in addition to a batting average of .236 this season.
The New York pitching staff have surrendered 439 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.75 (397 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 123 long balls and they give up 4.14 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.176 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.81 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 (1,025 strikeouts against 318 bases on balls). They rank 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 803.
New York has had relief pitchers take the mound in 43 save opportunities and they have walked away with 29 saves. They rank 6th in baseball with a save rate of 67.4%, and they have dispatched 320 relievers to the mound on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 133 times in high leverage situations and on 93 occasions with base runners. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.1% of 123 inherited base runners. With 98 save situations, the Yankees have compiled 53 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In their 8,583 innings on the diamond, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (7th in professional baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 80 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in professional baseball). The Yankees have 890 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 2,861 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Heaney has allowed 590 base knocks while tallying 617 K's in 602 innings pitched. Heaney (30-37 career mark) has earned a 4.60 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 308 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.65 and he has gone up against 2,546 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+145)
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