Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-161) Seattle (+125)
Josh Fleming and the Tampa Bay Rays (43-27, 1st in AL East) go to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (35-36, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +125 while the Rays are coming in at -161. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Josh Fleming and Logan Gilbert.
The Rays have hit 122 doubles as a unit and have hit 84 baseballs out of the stadium. Tampa Bay is slugging .393 and have been called out on strikes 735 times, while taking a walk on 273 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 7th in the league. They have 329 RBI's as well as 551 hits so far this season, while their batting average is at .231. They have notched a total of 345 runs and have an OBP of .317.
The Rays have a team ERA of 3.31 for the year (6th in the league), and they have struck out 664 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.46 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11. Rays pitchers have allowed 76 long balls and 263 runs in total (7th in baseball). They have walked 192 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.64 as a team for the year.
The Rays have dispatched 221 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 67 base runners over the course of the season and 28.4% of those runners ended up scoring. They have 22 saves this year and have blown 9 of their 31 chances to get a save. The Rays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 71.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 81 save situations. The bullpen have 48 holds this season (2nd in the league). Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 54 times in addition to having 91 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a total of 1,909 putouts thus far, as well as 642 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .990 which ranks 1st in baseball, and they have turned 442 double plays. The Rays have converted 71.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,727 innings, which has them ranked 4th in baseball.
Fleming has taken the ball for 88 innings and has accumulated 58 K's during his career. His earned run average is 3.05 (30 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.049. He has surrendered 73 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 20 free passes. Fleming (11-4 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.26 and he has gone up against 353 opposing batters in the majors.
The Mariners have a SLG% of .375 and they score 3.99 runs per contest (22nd in MLB). They have hit 114 doubles, while taking a walk 221 times as well as putting up 283 runs. Seattle has compiled 81 home runs on the campaign to go along with 274 RBIs. They have been rung up on 679 occasions (4th in the league) and have tallied 487 base hits. The Seattle Mariners have earned an on-base percentage of .289 as well as a team batting average of .214 on the campaign.
The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.305 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.31 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 578. The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 338 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.56 (313 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 (566 strikeouts against 229 bases on balls). They have surrendered 81 long balls and they surrender 4.92 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league).
Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 31 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves. They sit at 20th in MLB with a save rate of 58.1%, and they have sent 240 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 77 times in high leverage situations in addition to 67 occasions with runners on. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.1% out of their 94 inherited runners. With 73 save situations, the Mariners have recorded 42 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
Out of their 5,568 innings played, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (15th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 73 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (18th in MLB). The Mariners have recorded 650 assists, 44 errors and have 1,856 putouts so far this season.
In his MLB career, Gilbert has conceded 24 hits while he has accumulated 29 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. Gilbert (2-2 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.13 earned run average and has surrendered 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 13 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.129 and having a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.63 and he has faced 120 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+125)
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