Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-116) Texas (-105)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (36-66, 5th in AL West) play the Seattle Mariners (55-48, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Friday. The line on this contest has the Mariners coming in at -116 and the Rangers are at -105. The over/under opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Logan Gilbert and Mike Foltynewicz.
As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 22nd in baseball. They have earned 432 runs scored while having a team OBP of .296. The Mariners have accrued 139 doubles as a unit and have knocked 130 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 416 runs batted in and 732 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .219. Seattle is slugging .382 and have struck out 986 times, while drawing a walk on 329 occasions.
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The Mariners have a team ERA of 4.54 for the season (20th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 851 batters. They have walked 329 batters and their FIP sits at 4.23 as a team over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Mariners pitchers have yielded 119 long balls and 490 runs in total (20th in the league).
The Mariners relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.7% and has entered the game in 103 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 132 base runners on the season and 29.5% of them crossed home plate. Mariners bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 96 times in addition to having 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 358 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 56 holds this season (8th in MLB). They have earned 29 saves for the year and have missed out on 18 out of their 47 chances to get a save.
The Mariners have turned 69.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,142 innings on the field, which ranks them 20th in pro baseball. The Seattle Mariners have a tally of 2,714 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 915 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 8th in professional baseball, and they have turned 748 double plays.
Gilbert has taken the ball for 56 innings and has racked up 67 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 3.81 (24 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.041. He has conceded 46 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) with 13 free passes. Gilbert (4-2 career record) sits with a FIP of 2.94 while facing 233 hitters in the majors.
Texas has compiled 111 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 374 RBIs. They have 124 doubles, while getting a free base 305 times and racking up 391 runs. The Texas Rangers have accumulated an OBP of .296 as well as a batting average of .225 on the season. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .370 and they are earning 3.83 runs per game (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 907 occasions (14th in MLB) and have earned 758 base hits.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.344 in addition to having a FIP of 4.65 as a squad for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.56 (805 strikeouts vs 315 walks). They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 885. They have yielded 146 home runs and they concede 5.07 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 503 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.72 (468 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 66 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 33 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Texas has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 32 save opportunities and they have walked away with 18 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 85 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.7% of 139 inherited base runners. They are ranked 25th in baseball holding a save rate of 56.3%, and they have sent 305 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
The Texas Rangers have turned 89 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in MLB). The Rangers have accrued 926 assists, 57 errors and are sitting with 2,679 putouts so far this season. In their 8,037 innings played, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in MLB).
Foltynewicz (46-52 career record) has earned a 4.57 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 3,409 batters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 402 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.332 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. In his career, Foltynewicz has allowed 791 hits and he has 732 K's in 792 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-105)
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