Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+135) New York (-172)
Luis Gil and the New York Yankees (60-49, 3rd in AL East) play the Seattle Mariners (58-53, 3rd in AL West) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The Mariners open this contest at +135 while the Yankees are priced at -172. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Yusei Kikuchi and Luis Gil.
As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in baseball. They have earned 468 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .298. The Mariners have accounted for 149 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 138 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 449 runs batted in in addition to 804 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is .222. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been rung up 1,050 times, while being walked on 357 occasions.
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Mariners pitchers have conceded 130 home runs and also 520 runs (19th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 349 batters and their FIP is 4.25 as a team so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.45 on the campaign (17th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 913 hitters.
Mariners relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 102 times and also have had 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 63 holds so far this year (7th in the league). The Mariners bullpen have a save percentage of 56.6% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. They have 30 saves over the course of the season and have blown 23 of their 53 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 135 base runners this year with 28.9% of those players ended up scoring. The Mariners have sent 386 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Mariners have converted 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,778 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 19th in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have a tally of 2,926 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 980 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which ranks 5th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 802 double plays.
Kikuchi (15-21 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.89 and he has faced 1,405 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 337 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 110 walks. His ERA is 4.84 (177 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.359. Kikuchi has thrown 329 innings and has accumulated 292 strikeouts in his career.
The New York Yankees have compiled an on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .236 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 989 occasions (10th in baseball) and are sitting with 843 hits. New York has tallied 133 home runs on the campaign as well as 423 RBIs. The Yankees have a SLG% of .392 and they average 4.19 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have put up 146 doubles, while taking a walk 441 times and putting up 457 runs.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.173 in addition to having a FIP of 3.79 as a pitching staff so far this season. They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 812. The New York pitching staff have conceded 441 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.71 (398 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.24 (1,034 strikeouts vs 319 free passes). They have allowed 123 home runs and they relinquish 4.12 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
New York has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have come away with 29 saves. They are currently ranked 6th in the league with a save rate of 67.4%, and they have dispatched 328 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 138 times in high leverage situations in addition to 97 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.2% out of their 126 inherited base runners. Sitting with 98 save situations, the Yankees have accumulated 53 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The New York Yankees have twisted 81 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in the majors). The Yankees have racked up 907 assists, 60 errors and have accumulated 2,894 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,682 innings played, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (7th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Gil has conceded 4 hits while he has earned 6 strikeouts in 6 frames. Gil (1-0 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 0.00 earned run average and has allowed 6.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 0 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.833 and being the owner of a FIP of 1.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 6.00 and he has faced 23 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+135)
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