Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+130) Toronto (-172)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (41-36, 3rd in AL East) play the Seattle Mariners (41-39, 3rd in AL West) at Sahlen Field on Thursday. The odds on this contest have the Mariners coming in at +130 and the Blue Jays are at -172. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yusei Kikuchi and Hyun Jin Ryu.
The Mariners have hit 123 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 95 baseballs out of the park. Seattle is slugging .379 and have been called out on strikes 768 times, while drawing a walk on 246 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 24th in baseball. They have amassed 314 runs batted in in addition to 558 hits this year, while their batting average is at .217. They have tallied 324 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .291.
The Mariners have a team ERA of 4.48 over the course of the season (20th in the league), and their staff has rung up 648 batters. They have walked 263 hitters and their FIP is 4.27 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 91 home runs and also 373 total runs (21st in MLB).
The Mariners have dispatched 275 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 109 runners this season with 33.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 20 saves over the course of the season and have blown 15 of their 35 chances to get a save. The Mariners relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 81 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 46 holds for the year (8th in the league). Mariners pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 77 times and also have had 91 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mariners have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,279 innings, which has them ranked 16th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners have accumulated 2,093 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 729 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which puts them in 13th in MLB, and have 577 double plays.
Kikuchi has pitched in 295 frames and has tallied 250 strikeouts thus far in his career. Kikuchi (13-18 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.92 while going up against 1,256 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.79 (157 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.342. He has surrendered 296 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 100 walks.
Toronto has hit 116 home runs over the course of the season as well as 376 RBIs. They have put up 129 doubles, while taking a walk 236 times as well as recording 396 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays hold an OBP of .330 in addition to a team batting average of .266 so far this season. The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .452 and they are scoring 5.14 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have struck out on 634 occasions (27th in MLB) and have totaled 700 base hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 325 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (293 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 104 homers and they allow 4.36 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.258 with a FIP of 4.31 as a pitching staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.87 (704 strikeouts vs 245 free passes). They are currently ranked 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 598.
Toronto has called on relievers to take the mound in 25 save chances and they have tallied 15 saves. They rank 19th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 263 relievers onto the field this year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 88 times in high leverage situations and on 88 occasions with base runners. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.2% out of their 125 inherited base runners. With 67 save situations, the Blue Jays have recorded 39 holds and also 10 blown saves.
Out of their 6,036 innings played, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (14th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 65 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 701 assists, 48 errors and have a tally of 2,012 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Ryu has conceded 838 base hits while he has earned 809 punch outs in 897 innings. He has allowed a total of 299 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.157 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.05 and he has gone up against 3,661 hitters during his career. Ryu (66-39 career win-loss record) holds a 3.00 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-172)
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