Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-106) Texas (-104)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (15-17, 4th in AL West) play the Seattle Mariners (17-15, 2nd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Friday. The Rangers open this game at -104 while the Mariners are coming in at -106. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Flexen and Mike Foltynewicz.
As a team, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.0 runs/g, which has them sitting at 24th in the league. They are sitting with 127 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .280. The Mariners have compiled 49 two-baggers as a team and have hit 35 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 122 runs batted in and 202 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .201. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .359 and have been called out on strikes 305 times, while taking a walk on 101 occasions.
Mariners pitchers have conceded 32 long balls in addition to 134 total runs (16th in baseball). They have walked 107 opposing players and their FIP is 4.26 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.21 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.90 for the year (12th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 237 batters.
Mariners pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 29 times and also have had 40 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 17 holds for the season (14th in the league). The Mariners relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 64.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 31 save situations. They have compiled 9 saves so far this year and have blown 5 of 14 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 39 runners over the course of the season and 35.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Mariners have dispatched 100 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Mariners have transformed 73.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,436 innings, which has them sitting 2nd in baseball. The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 812 putouts so far this season, as well as 289 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .993 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and have accumulated 168 double plays.
Flexen has pitched in 95 innings and has accumulated 70 K's in his career. His ERA is 6.73 (71 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.905. He has conceded 121 base knocks (11.5 hits per nine innings) and has 60 free passes. Flexen (5-12 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.89 and he has gone up against 457 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Texas has 38 long balls for the season to go along with 125 runs batted in. They have put up 32 doubles, while getting a free base 96 times as well as scoring 131 runs. The Texas Rangers hold an on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .237 on the season. The Rangers have a SLG% of .381 and they are scoring 4.09 runs per contest (21st in MLB). They have struck out on 327 instances (3rd in the league) and have a total of 252 base knocks.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.278 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.29 (270 strikeouts vs 82 free passes). They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 280. They have allowed 44 home runs and they relinquish 4.58 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Texas pitching staff have conceded 144 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.32 (136 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 25 save situations, the Rangers have earned 11 holds and 4 blown saves. Texas has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 13 save chances and they have walked away with 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 27 times in high leverage situations and also on 23 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 21.6% of 37 inherited runners. They are ranked 9th in baseball holding a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have sent 91 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Texas Rangers have turned 25 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in pro baseball). The Rangers have accrued 296 assists, 19 errors and have accounted for 851 putouts on the campaign. In their 2,553 innings on the field, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (21st in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Foltynewicz has given up 707 base knocks while tallying 686 K's in 719 innings. Foltynewicz (45-45 career record) has a 4.33 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 346 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has gone up against 3,090 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-106)
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