Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+185) San Diego (-200)
Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres (27-17, 2nd in NL West) play the Seattle Mariners (21-23, 3rd in AL West) at Petco Park on Friday. The Padres open this game at -200 while the Mariners are priced at +185. The O/U is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Chris Flexen and Chris Paddack.
Seattle has a slugging % of .362 and have been rung up 400 times, while drawing a walk on 141 occasions. They have compiled 162 runs batted in as well as 268 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .199. The Mariners have tallied 63 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 50 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 167 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .280. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 3.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 26th in baseball.
The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.21 this season (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 331 hitters. They have walked 134 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.31 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 49 long balls and also 191 runs (21st in the league).
Mariners pitchers have entered the game with runners on 43 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 26 holds this season (8th in MLB). The Mariners relievers have a save rate of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 46 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves on the campaign and have blown 8 of 20 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 63 base runners this season and 28.6% of those players crossed home plate. The Mariners have sent 138 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Mariners have converted 71.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,354 innings, which has them sitting 9th in baseball. The Seattle Mariners have earned 1,118 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 396 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 14th in baseball, and have 309 double plays.
Flexen has taken the hill for 107 innings and has 72 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Flexen (7-12 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 5.73 while he has faced 505 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 6.39 (76 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.850. He has conceded 136 hits (11.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 62 free passes.
The San Diego Padres hold an on-base percentage of .326 and a team batting average of .239 so far this season. They have struck out on 340 occasions (24th in baseball) and have recorded 338 base hits. San Diego has 40 home runs this year as well as 174 RBIs. The Padres hold a team slugging % of .371 and they are earning 4.33 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have 55 doubles, while taking a walk 174 times as well as recording 186 runs.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.109 and have a FIP of 3.56 as a pitching staff for the season. They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 294. The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 138 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 2.74 (117 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.39 (448 strikeouts vs 132 free passes). They have given up 45 homers and they concede 3.23 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
San Diego bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.1% of 39 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 46 times in high leverage situations and on 26 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Padres have recorded 28 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They sit at 8th in baseball with a save rate of 72.7%, and they have sent 167 relievers to the mound for the year. San Diego has called on relievers to take the mound in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 16 saves.
In their 3,462 innings played, the Padres hold a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (10th in professional baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 37 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (28th in MLB). The Padres have accrued 364 assists, 32 errors and have notched a total of 1,154 putouts this year.
Paddack (14-15 career record) holds a 3.83 ERA while allowing 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.60 and he has faced 946 batters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 98 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.091 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. In his career, Paddack has surrendered 199 base hits while he has earned 239 strikeouts in 230 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-200)
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