Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+115) Seattle (-147)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (43-39, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (32-49, 5th in AL West) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Rangers priced at +115 and the Mariners are at -147. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Jordan Lyles and Marco Gonzales.
As a unit, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 23rd in MLB. They have 333 runs and hold an OBP of .304. The Rangers have earned 97 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 95 baseballs out of the park. They have 317 runs batted in as well as 635 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .235. Texas has a slugging % of .385 and have been rung up 732 times, while taking a walk on 245 occasions.
The Rangers have an ERA of 4.52 so far this year (21st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 655 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have allowed 104 long balls and also 385 total runs (22nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 245 hitters and their FIP is 4.35 as a team on the campaign.
The Rangers have sent 241 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 107 base runners on the season with 34.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 16 saves on the year and have missed out on 12 out of their 28 chances to save the game. The Rangers relievers have earned a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 54 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 25 holds for the season (30th in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 69 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,450 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 24th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have accumulated 2,150 putouts this season, in addition to 745 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 9th in professional baseball, and have a total of 590 double plays.
Lyles has taken the mound for 1,051 innings and has tallied 799 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.21 (609 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.445. He has given up 1,155 base hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 365 free passes. Lyles (47-71 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.64 while facing 4,644 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Seattle Mariners have recorded an OBP of .293 and a batting average of .219 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 789 occasions (4th in baseball) and have recorded 582 base hits. Seattle has hit 100 long balls for the year to go along with 329 RBIs. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .383 and they average 4.15 runs per game (20th in the league). They have recorded 126 two-baggers, while taking a walk 253 times as well as notching 340 runs.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 382 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.46 (355 earned runs conceded). They have given up 93 dingers and they yield 4.80 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.301 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.46 (666 strikeouts vs 271 free passes). They are currently ranked 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 661.
Sitting with 85 save situations, the Mariners have 47 holds and 16 blown saves. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 38 save opportunities and they have tallied 22 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 95 times in high leverage situations and also on 80 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of 111 inherited runners. They rank 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have sent 282 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 87 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in the majors). The Mariners have accrued 749 assists, 46 errors and are sitting with 2,150 putouts over the course of the season. In 6,450 innings played, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in professional baseball).
Gonzales (42-31 career record) has a 4.18 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.16 and he has gone up against 2,388 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 262 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.297 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his MLB career, Gonzales has given up 586 hits while he has totaled 462 K's in 564 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-147)
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