Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-135) Texas (+110)
Globe Life Field is the venue where Spencer Howard and the Texas Rangers (42-77, 5th in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (64-56, 3rd in AL West) on Thursday. The Rangers open this contest at +110 while the Mariners are priced at -135. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Chris Flexen and Spencer Howard.
The Mariners have accrued 162 doubles as a squad and have hit 149 baseballs out of the stadium. Seattle is slugging .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,128 times, while being walked on 389 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 22nd in the league. They have accounted for 481 runs batted in in addition to 868 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .222. They have accumulated 501 runs scored and hold an OBP of .299.
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The Mariners have an ERA of 4.30 on the season (15th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 989 batters. They have walked 363 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.23 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have given up 141 home runs and also 546 runs (16th in baseball).
The Mariners have sent 414 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 143 runners so far this year with 28.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 32 saves this year and have blown 24 of 56 chances to get a save. The Mariners relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 122 save situations. The relievers have recorded 66 holds this year (7th in baseball). Mariners bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 108 times in addition to having 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners have earned 3,169 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,053 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which has them ranked 5th in baseball, and have accumulated 868 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,507 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 13th in baseball.
Flexen has thrown 194 innings and has earned 134 K's so far in his MLB career. Flexen (13-16 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.91 while he has faced 864 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.28 (114 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.575. He has allowed 226 base hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 80 walks.
The Texas Rangers have accounted for an OBP of .289 as well as a team batting average of .222 on the campaign. They have struck out on 1,033 occasions (18th in baseball) and have accounted for 873 base hits. Texas has hit 130 HRs on the season to go along with 427 runs batted in. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .369 and they have an average of 3.75 runs per game (29th in MLB). They have put up 149 doubles, while getting a free base 326 times as well as notching 446 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 590 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.70 (546 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 169 homers and they surrender 5.08 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.349 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.69 as a squad this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (925 strikeouts vs 370 walks). They have a ranking of 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,040.
Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.8% out of their 159 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 101 times in high leverage situations and on 103 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 77 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 39 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They sit at 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 56.8%, and they have sent 362 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 37 save opportunities and they have come away with 21 saves.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 106 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,089 assists, 64 errors and have 3,136 putouts on the campaign. In their 9,408 innings played, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (18th in MLB).
Howard (1-5 career mark) has earned a 5.74 earned run average and has surrendered 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.07 and he has faced 263 hitters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 37 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.534 and a FIP of 4.8. In his MLB career, Howard has allowed 60 base knocks while tallying 60 punch outs in 58 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-135)
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