Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+100) Texas (-125)
Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (55-48, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (36-66, 5th in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +100 while the Rangers are priced at -125. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Marco Gonzales and Kyle Gibson.
The Mariners have hit 139 doubles as a unit and have hit 130 baseballs out of the park. Seattle owns a slugging percentage of .382 and have been rung up 986 times, while taking a walk on 329 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which is 22nd in the league. They have recorded 416 RBI's in addition to 732 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .219. They have 432 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .296.
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Mariners pitchers have surrendered 119 home runs and 490 runs in total (20th in MLB). They have walked 329 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.23 as a team this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Mariners hold a team ERA of 4.54 this year (20th in the league), and the staff has struck out 851 batters.
The Mariners have sent 358 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 132 runners over the course of the season with 29.5% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 29 saves so far this year and have blown 18 out of their 47 chances to save the game. The Mariners relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 103 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 56 holds for the year (8th in baseball). Mariners relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 96 times and also have had 110 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have accumulated 2,714 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 915 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which puts them in 8th in MLB, and have accumulated 748 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,142 innings on the field, which has them sitting 20th in baseball.
Gonzales has taken the ball for 584 innings and has accumulated 476 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 4.25 (276 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.312. He has surrendered 612 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 154 walks. Gonzales (44-32 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.18 while he has faced 2,479 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Texas is sitting with 111 home runs over the course of the season as well as 374 RBIs. They have hit 124 doubles, while getting a free base 305 times as well as earning 391 runs. The Texas Rangers have recorded an on-base percentage of .296 as well as a batting average of .225 this year. The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .370 and they are earning 3.83 runs per game (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 907 instances (14th in MLB) and have earned 758 base hits.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.344 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.65 as a pitching staff so far this year. They sit at 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 885. The Texas pitching staff have given up 503 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.72 (468 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 (805 strikeouts vs 315 walks). They have given up 146 long balls and they surrender 5.07 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
With 66 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 33 holds and 14 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 32 save chances and they have recorded 18 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 85 times in high leverage situations in addition to 91 occasions with base runners. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.7% of 139 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball holding a save rate of 56.3%, and they have sent 305 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year.
The Texas Rangers have turned 89 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (13th in MLB). The Rangers have accrued 926 assists, 57 errors and have accounted for 2,679 putouts over the course of the season. In their 8,037 innings on the field, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Gibson has surrendered 1,307 base hits while tallying 997 punch outs in 1,267 innings. He has conceded 622 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.397 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.15 and he has gone up against 5,455 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Gibson (75-77 career record) holds a 4.42 earned run average and has conceded 9.3 hits per nine innings.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+100)
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