Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 6/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-147) Seattle (+115)
Justin Dunn and the Seattle Mariners (34-35, 3rd in AL West) host the Tampa Bay Rays (43-25, 1st in AL East) at T-Mobile Park on Thursday. The odds on this contest have the Rays coming in at -147 and the Mariners are at +115. The O/U is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Rich Hill and Justin Dunn.
The Rays have accrued 116 doubles as a team and have knocked 81 baseballs out of the park. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .392 and have been rung up 712 times, while being walked on 269 occasions. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, which has them at 7th in MLB. They have 317 RBI's as well as 535 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .231. They have earned a total of 333 runs and have an OBP of .318.
The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 3.22 on the season (4th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 645 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. Rays pitchers have conceded 73 home runs in addition to 249 total runs (5th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 189 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.63 as a unit for the season.
The Rays relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 73.3% and has come into the game in 77 save situations. The relievers have inherited 65 base runners over the course of the season with 29.2% of those players crossed the plate. Rays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 51 times in addition to having 84 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 213 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have recorded 45 holds so far this season (4th in MLB). They have accumulated 22 saves this season and have not converted 8 out of their 30 chances to save the game.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 1,856 putouts so far this season, as well as 626 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which ranks 1st in MLB, and they have twisted 429 double plays. The Rays have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,568 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 3rd in baseball.
Hill has taken the hill for 1,042 innings and has earned 1,103 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.76 (436 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.209. He has given up 848 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 413 free passes. Hill (72-46 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.93 while he has faced 4,355 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Seattle has accumulated 79 HRs so far this year to go along with 266 RBIs. They have hit 110 doubles, while taking a walk 219 times and putting up 275 runs. The Seattle Mariners have earned an on-base percentage of .290 in addition to a batting average of .213 on the campaign. The Mariners hold a team slugging % of .374 and they average 3.99 runs per contest (22nd in the league). They have struck out on 659 instances (4th in baseball) and have recorded 472 base hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 326 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.50 (300 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 78 home runs and they allow 4.89 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.305 and have a FIP of 4.30 as a staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.45 (549 strikeouts against 224 walks). They rank 23rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 559.
Seattle bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.4% of 93 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 76 times in high leverage situations in addition to 66 occasions with runners on base. With 73 save situations, the Mariners have accumulated 42 holds and 13 blown saves. They rank 20th in the league with a save rate of 58.1%, and they have dispatched 232 relievers to the hill so far this season. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 31 save opportunities and they have walked away with 18 saves.
In 5,406 innings on the diamond, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (16th in professional baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 71 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in the majors). The Mariners have accrued 634 assists, 44 errors and have a tally of 1,802 putouts for the year.
Dunn (5-4 career mark) has a 4.02 earned run average while giving up 6.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.32 and he has gone up against 439 opposing hitters in his career. He has given up 45 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.371 and having a FIP of 5.7. During his pro baseball career, Dunn has allowed 69 hits while he has accumulated 91 punch outs in 100 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-147)
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