Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-161) Texas (+125)
Tyler Anderson and the Seattle Mariners (63-56, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (42-76, 5th in AL West). The moneyline on this game has the Mariners coming in at -161 and the Rangers are at +125. The over/under opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Tyler Anderson and Spencer Howard.
As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are recording 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 22nd in the league. They have earned 498 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .299. The Mariners have accrued 161 doubles as a team and have hit 148 balls out of the park. They have recorded 478 RBI's in addition to 862 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate sits at .222. Seattle has a slugging rate of .382 and have struck out 1,122 times, while being walked on 387 occasions.
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The Mariners have a team ERA of 4.32 for the year (16th in MLB), and they have rung up 981 batters. They have walked 363 batters and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have given up 140 home runs in addition to 545 total runs (16th in the league).
The Mariners have dispatched 411 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 143 runners this season and 28.7% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 31 saves on the campaign and have blown 24 out of their 55 save opportunities. The Mariners bullpen have earned a save rate of 56.4% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 64 holds on the season (8th in MLB). Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 108 times as well as having 140 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mariners have transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,426 innings, which ranks them 14th in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have a tally of 3,142 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,047 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which has them ranked 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 861 double plays.
Anderson (27-35 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.38 and he has faced 2,439 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 579 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 176 free passes. His ERA is 4.57 (292 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.312. Anderson has taken the ball for 575 innings and has racked up 505 K's during his career.
Texas has accounted for 129 long balls over the course of the season as well as 426 runs batted in. They have recorded 149 doubles, while getting a free base 326 times and racking up 445 runs. The Texas Rangers have compiled an OBP of .289 in addition to a batting average of .223 on the campaign. The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .369 and they average 3.77 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,025 occasions (16th in baseball) and have earned 867 hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.353 with a FIP of 4.70 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,034. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 587 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.72 (543 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.50 (919 strikeouts vs 368 bases on balls). They have conceded 168 homers and they give up 5.10 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.1% of 158 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations and on 102 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 77 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 39 holds and also 16 blown saves. They rank 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 56.8%, and they have sent 359 relievers to the hill for the year. Texas has had relievers step onto the hill in 37 save opportunities and they have converted 21 saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 106 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,080 assists, 64 errors and have accounted for 3,109 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,327 innings on the field, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in MLB).
So far in his career, Howard has surrendered 60 base hits while he has totaled 60 strikeouts in 58 frames. He has allowed 37 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.534 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 263 hitters in his pro baseball career. Howard (1-5 career win-loss mark) has earned a 5.74 ERA and has given up 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+125)
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