Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+105) Seattle (-115)
Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (25-27, 3rd in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (22-31, 5th in AL West) at T-Mobile Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers coming in at +105 and the Mariners are at -115. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Hyeon-Jong Yang and Yusei Kikuchi.
The Rangers have hit 64 doubles as a squad and have hit 62 balls out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging % of .385 and have been called out on strikes 508 times, while being walked on 166 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are compiling 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball. They have accrued 205 runs batted in and 414 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is .235. They have earned a total of 217 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .306.
The Rangers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.50 on the campaign (23rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 434 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 166 opposing players and their FIP is 4.21 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.61 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 64 home runs and 247 total runs (24th in baseball).
Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 46 times as well as having 46 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 15 holds over the course of the season (28th in the league). The Rangers relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 34 save situations. They have earned 12 saves for the year and have blown 6 of 18 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 73 runners this season and 31.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Rangers have sent 153 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Texas Rangers have amassed 1,405 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 496 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 12th in MLB, and they have turned 388 double plays. The Rangers have converted 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,215 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 27th in professional baseball.
Yang has taken the hill for 24 frames and has earned 17 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 5.47 (15 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.338. He has given up 21 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 12 walks. Yang (0-2 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.86 and he has gone up against 103 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .281 as well as a team batting average of .203 on the season. They have struck out on 484 occasions (8th in MLB) and have recorded 332 base hits. Seattle has accumulated 57 home runs on the campaign as well as 189 RBIs. The Mariners have a team SLG% of .360 and they earn 3.75 runs per contest (26th in the league). They have 80 two-baggers, while taking a walk 165 times as well as putting up 195 runs.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.305 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a staff for the season. They are sitting at 20th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 412. The Seattle pitching staff have given up 241 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.45 (222 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 (400 strikeouts vs 174 bases on balls). They have surrendered 56 long balls and they yield 4.83 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball).
Sitting with 56 save situations, the Mariners have 33 holds and 8 blown saves. Seattle has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 23 save opportunities and they have tallied 15 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 60 times in high leverage situations in addition to 51 occasions with base runners. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.3% out of 76 inherited base runners. They are ranked 11th in baseball with a save rate of 65.2%, and they have sent 170 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
In 4,047 innings on the diamond, the Mariners are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (12th in professional baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 54 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in MLB). The Mariners have recorded 480 assists, 30 errors and have a total of 1,349 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has given up 278 base knocks while he has tallied 219 K's in 264 innings pitched. Kikuchi (10-18 mark in his career) holds a 5.10 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 150 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.387 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 1,139 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+105)
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