Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-172) Texas (+135)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (42-76, 5th in AL West) play the Seattle Mariners (63-56, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Wednesday. The Rangers open this matchup at +135 while the Mariners are priced at -172. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Marco Gonzales and Mike Foltynewicz.
Seattle has a slugging rate of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,122 times, while drawing a walk on 387 occasions. They have tallied 478 RBI's in addition to 862 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .222. The Mariners have tallied 161 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 148 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 498 runs and have an on-base percentage of .299. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are compiling 4.2 runs per outing, which puts them at 22nd in the league.
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The Mariners have compiled a team earned run average of 4.32 on the year (16th in the league), and their staff has struck out 981 hitters. They have walked 363 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a unit on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have conceded 140 long balls in addition to 545 total runs (16th in MLB).
The Mariners have sent 411 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 143 runners so far this year with 28.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 31 saves this season and have missed out on 24 of their 55 chances to get a save. The Mariners relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 56.4% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 64 holds so far this year (9th in baseball). 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 converted 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 9,426 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 13th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 3,142 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,047 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 6th in professional baseball, and have earned 861 double plays.
Gonzales has pitched in 605 innings and has tallied 494 strikeouts during his career. Gonzales (45-32 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.12 while going up against 2,556 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.13 (278 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.286. He has surrendered 622 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 157 walks.
The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .369 and they are earning 3.77 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have put up 149 doubles, while taking a walk 326 times as well as recording 445 runs. Texas is sitting with 129 HRs on the year and 426 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,025 occasions (17th in MLB) and have totaled 867 base knocks. The Texas Rangers have earned an on-base percentage of .289 in addition to a team batting average of .223 for the year.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.353 and have a FIP of 4.70 as a squad for the year. They are sitting at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,034. The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 587 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.72 (543 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (919 strikeouts against 368 bases on balls). They have yielded 168 home runs and they surrender 5.10 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Sitting with 77 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 39 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Texas has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 37 save chances and they have earned 21 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations and on 102 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.1% of 158 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 56.8%, and they have sent 359 relievers onto the diamond on the season.
Out of their 9,327 innings on the field, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (18th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have turned 106 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in MLB). The Rangers have 1,080 assists, 64 errors and have notched a total of 3,109 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Foltynewicz has surrendered 802 base knocks and he has 741 punch outs in 810 innings pitched. He has allowed 408 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.323 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 3,479 opposing hitters during his career. Foltynewicz (46-53 career record) has a 4.53 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+135)
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