Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-152) Texas (+120)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (36-67, 5th in AL West) host the Seattle Mariners (56-48, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Sunday. The Mariners open this contest at -152 while the Rangers are priced at +120. The total opens at 9. The men taking the mound are Tyler Anderson and Mike Foltynewicz.
Seattle is slugging .382 and have been rung up 994 times, while drawing a walk on 335 occasions. They have accounted for 424 runs batted in in addition to 742 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is .220. The Mariners have hit 142 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 131 balls out of the park. They have earned 441 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .297. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are earning 4.2 runs per outing, which is 20th in MLB.
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Mariners pitchers have given up 122 long balls and 495 total runs (20th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 330 batters and their FIP sits at 4.25 as a team for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.31. The Mariners have an earned run average of 4.54 on the year (20th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 860 hitters.
The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save rate of 61.7% and stepped onto the hill in 105 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 132 runners so far this season and 29.5% of them ended up scoring. Mariners relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 96 times and also have had 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 362 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 58 holds for the year (7th in MLB). They have tallied 29 saves so far this year and have not converted 18 out of their 47 save opportunities.
The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 2,741 putouts so far this season, as well as 925 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 8th in MLB, and have accumulated 756 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,223 innings, which has them sitting 19th in the majors.
Anderson has taken the hill for 560 frames and has racked up 494 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.60 (286 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.314. He has conceded 562 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 174 walks. Anderson (27-35 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.42 while he has gone up against 2,373 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers have accumulated a team OBP of .295 and a team batting average of .225 on the season. They have been rung up on 916 occasions (14th in baseball) and have earned a total of 765 base hits. Texas has accounted for 114 home runs so far this season to go along with 379 RBIs. The Rangers hold a team slugging percentage of .372 and they are recording 3.84 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have hit 126 doubles, while walking 306 times and scoring 396 runs.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.348 in addition to having a FIP of 4.65 as a team on the year. They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 895. The Texas pitching staff have given up 512 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.75 (476 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 (813 strikeouts vs 321 bases on balls). They have surrendered 147 HR's and they relinquish 5.11 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Texas has had relievers enter the game in 32 save opportunities and they have walked away with 18 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in the league with a save rate of 56.3%, and they have sent 310 relievers onto the field this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 85 times in high leverage situations in addition to 92 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of 142 inherited runners. With 66 save situations, the Rangers have earned 33 holds and 14 blown saves.
In their 8,118 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (20th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have turned 89 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in professional baseball). The Rangers have recorded 935 assists, 58 errors and are sitting with 2,706 putouts for the season.
So far in his career, Foltynewicz has allowed 791 hits and he has 732 strikeouts in 792 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 402 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.332 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has gone up against 3,409 hitters in his pro baseball career. Foltynewicz (46-52 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.57 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+120)
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