Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+105) Oakland (-132)
Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics (82-67, 2nd in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (80-69, 3rd in AL West) at RingCentral Coliseum on Tuesday. The Mariners open this contest at +105 while the Athletics are priced at -132. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Marco Gonzales and Paul Blackburn.
As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are recording 4.3 runs per contest, which is 23rd in the league. They have tallied 635 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .301. The Mariners have tallied 205 doubles as a team and have smacked 186 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 612 runs batted in and 1,101 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .224. Seattle is slugging .382 and have struck out 1,389 times, while taking a walk on 498 occasions.
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Mariners pitchers have conceded 181 long balls and 697 runs in total (17th in the league). They have walked 440 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Mariners have an earned run average of 4.33 so far this year (16th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,218 batters.
Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 152 times as well as having 198 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 86 holds on the campaign (7th in the league). The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 58.9% and stepped onto the hill in 159 save situations. They have recorded 43 saves on the season and have blown 30 of their 73 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 201 base runners so far this year and 29.9% of those players ended up scoring. The Mariners have sent 532 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Mariners have transformed 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,919 innings on the field, which ranks them 18th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 3,973 putouts on the year, as well as 1,287 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 8th in the majors, and they have turned 1,074 double plays.
Gonzales has thrown 641 innings and has racked up 515 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Gonzales (49-32 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.21 and he has gone up against 2,698 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.09 (291 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.275. He has given up 653 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 164 walks.
Oakland has tallied 183 home runs so far this season to go along with 643 RBIs. They have notched 255 doubles, while taking a walk 505 times and putting up 687 runs. The Oakland Athletics have a team on-base percentage of .318 as well as a team batting average of .239 this year. The Athletics have a team slugging percentage of .408 and they score 4.61 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,238 occasions (23rd in the league) and have tallied 1,185 hits.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.248 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.00 as a team for the season. They come in at 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,246. The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 618 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (576 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.06 (1,227 strikeouts against 401 free passes). They have conceded 169 home runs and they surrender 4.21 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 65 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves. They rank 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have sent 459 relievers to the mound on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 136 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.6% out of 163 inherited base runners. Sitting with 134 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 69 holds and 27 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 110 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in baseball). The Athletics have 1,216 assists, 65 errors and are sitting with 3,962 putouts this year. Out of their 11,886 innings played, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in MLB).
Blackburn (6-9 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 5.53 earned run average and has conceded 10.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.97 and he has faced 550 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed 78 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.465 and a FIP of 4.6. In his career, Blackburn has allowed 151 base hits and he has 69 strikeouts in 127 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-132)
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