Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-116) Seattle (-105)
Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (31-49, 5th in AL West) head to T-Mobile Park on Friday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (42-39, 3rd in AL West). The Rangers open this game at -116 while the Mariners are priced at -105. The over/under is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson and Logan Gilbert.
Texas is slugging .380 and have struck out 724 times, while drawing a walk on 242 occasions. They have recorded 309 runs batted in and 620 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .233. The Rangers have compiled 96 doubles as a unit and have hit 91 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 325 runs while holding a team OBP of .302. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 25th in the league.
The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.56 so far this year (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 647 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.67 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Rangers pitchers have conceded 104 home runs in addition to 382 runs in total (22nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 242 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.36 as a unit for the season.
The Rangers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 54 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 105 runners on the campaign with 33.3% of those players ended up scoring. Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 68 times in addition to having 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 238 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 25 holds on the campaign (30th in baseball). They have earned 16 saves on the campaign and have blown 12 out of their 28 save opportunities.
The Rangers have turned 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,369 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 24th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have 2,123 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 736 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them ranked 8th in the majors, and have a total of 583 double plays.
Gibson has taken the ball for 1,244 frames and has earned 977 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.38 (606 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.389. He has conceded 1,280 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 448 free passes. Gibson (75-74 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.28 and he has gone up against 5,349 hitters during his time in the majors.
Seattle has accumulated 98 long balls for the season and 322 runs batted in. They have recorded 125 doubles, while taking a walk 248 times as well as scoring 333 runs. The Seattle Mariners hold a team OBP of .292 and a team batting average of .218 for the season. The Mariners have a team SLG% of .382 and they are earning 4.11 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 780 instances (5th in baseball) and have tallied 571 base knocks.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.304 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 (656 strikeouts vs 269 walks). They rank 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 653. They have allowed 92 long balls and they relinquish 4.84 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 380 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.49 (353 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 84 save situations, the Mariners have tallied 47 holds and 16 blown saves. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 37 save chances and they have walked away with 21 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 95 times in high leverage situations and also on 79 occasions with base runners. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.7% of 110 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 56.8%, and they have dispatched 280 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 85 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in pro baseball). The Mariners have recorded 737 assists, 46 errors and are sitting with 2,123 putouts for the year. In 6,369 innings on the field, the Mariners have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Gilbert has allowed 31 hits while he has totaled 39 punch outs in 36 frames. Gilbert (2-2 career record) holds a 4.25 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 17 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.083 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.88 and he has faced 149 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (-116)
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