Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+120) Oakland (-156)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Chris Bassitt and the Oakland Athletics (82-69, 2nd in AL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (82-69, 3rd in AL West) on Thursday. The Athletics open this matchup at -156 while the Mariners are priced at +120. The over/under opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Yusei Kikuchi and Chris Bassitt.
Seattle is slugging .384 and have been called out on strikes 1,405 times, while being walked on 501 occasions. They have amassed 620 RBI's and 1,120 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is .225. The Mariners have hit 212 doubles as a team and have hit 187 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 644 runs while holding a team OBP of .302. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 22nd in the league.
Get all of our MLB Picks
The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.30 so far this year (16th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,233 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 443 hitters and their FIP is 4.23 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have given up 183 home runs and also 701 total runs (16th in MLB).
The Mariners have sent 537 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 203 runners for the year and 29.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have 45 saves on the year and have blown 30 of 75 chances to save the game. The Mariners bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 164 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 89 holds on the year (6th in baseball). Mariners bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 153 times in addition to having 201 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 4,027 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,304 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which ranks 8th in professional baseball, and have 1,090 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,081 innings on the field, ranking them 16th in the majors.
Kikuchi (15-24 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.92 while he has gone up against 1,565 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 378 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 128 free passes. His earned run average is 4.94 (199 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.395. Kikuchi has thrown 362 frames and has tallied 323 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a batting average of .238 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,253 occasions (22nd in the league) and are sitting with 1,198 base knocks. Oakland has knocked in 185 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 647 RBIs. The Athletics have a team slugging % of .408 and they are scoring 4.58 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have hit 259 doubles, while getting a free base 508 times as well as scoring 691 runs.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.247 and have a FIP of 3.98 as a staff for the season. They have a ranking of 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,265. The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 627 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (584 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.08 (1,243 strikeouts against 404 walks). They have given up 170 homers and they allow 4.22 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.6% out of their 163 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 136 times in high leverage situations in addition to 111 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 134 save situations, the Athletics have earned 69 holds in addition to 27 blown saves. They sit at 22nd in the league with a save rate of 58.5%, and they have sent 466 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 65 save opportunities and they have recorded 38 saves.
In their 12,048 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in MLB). The Oakland Athletics have turned 111 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 1,238 assists, 66 errors and have accumulated 4,016 putouts during this campaign.
Bassitt (31-25 career record) has a 3.49 earned run average and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and he has gone up against 2,319 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 213 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.212 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Bassitt has conceded 491 hits while accumulating 499 punch outs in 549 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-156)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks