Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+180) Toronto (-244)
Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners (41-38, 3rd in AL West) travel to Sahlen Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (40-36, 3rd in AL East). The Blue Jays open this game at -244 while the Mariners are priced at +180. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Flexen and Robbie Ray.
Seattle owns a slugging percentage of .380 and have struck out 754 times, while taking a walk on 243 occasions. They have accumulated 311 runs batted in and 550 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is at .217. The Mariners have accrued 122 doubles as a squad and have smacked 94 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 321 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .291. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which has them at 22nd in MLB.
The Mariners have a team earned run average of 4.41 for the year (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 643 batters. They have walked 259 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.48 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have allowed 89 home runs and 364 total runs (21st in MLB).
The Mariners have sent 272 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have inherited 109 base runners on the campaign with 33.0% of those players crossed home plate. They have 20 saves for the year and have missed out on 15 out of their 35 save opportunities. The Mariners relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 81 save situations. The relievers have racked up 46 holds on the year (8th in MLB). Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 77 times as well as having 91 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mariners have turned 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,207 innings, which has them sitting at 15th in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have amassed 2,069 putouts so far this season, in addition to 719 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 14th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 569 double plays.
Flexen has taken the ball for 142 innings and has accounted for 99 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Flexen (9-14 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.29 and he has faced 644 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.88 (93 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.672. He has conceded 170 base hits (10.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 68 free passes.
The Toronto Blue Jays have an OBP of .328 as well as a batting average of .264 this season. They have been rung up on 629 occasions (26th in MLB) and have tallied 685 base knocks. Toronto has a total of 114 home runs so far this season to go along with 367 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .450 and they have an average of 5.09 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have tallied 126 two-baggers, while getting a free base 232 times and putting up 387 runs.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.258 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.85 (690 strikeouts vs 242 walks). They are currently ranked 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 590. They have conceded 103 home runs and they relinquish 4.38 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Toronto pitching staff have given up 322 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.95 (290 earned runs yielded).
With 66 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 38 holds and also 10 blown saves. Toronto has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 25 save chances and they have converted 15 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 88 times in high leverage situations in addition to 88 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.2% out of 125 inherited runners. They are ranked 19th in the league holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 260 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 64 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Blue Jays have accrued 696 assists, 47 errors and have earned 1,985 putouts on the season. In their 5,955 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (13th in MLB).
In his MLB career, Ray has allowed 836 base hits while he has accumulated 1,145 K's in 923 innings pitched. He has conceded 429 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.362 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 3,978 hitters so far in his career. Ray (54-54 record in his career) has earned a 4.18 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+180)
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