Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+165) Seattle (-217)
Kolby Allard and the Texas Rangers (39-73, 5th in AL West) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (59-54, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at -217 while the Rangers are priced at +165. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kolby Allard and Logan Gilbert.
The Rangers have accounted for 141 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 121 balls out of the park. Texas is slugging .368 and have struck out 989 times, while drawing a walk on 320 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 3.8 runs/g, which puts them at 29th in MLB. They have compiled 401 runs batted in and 821 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .222. They have notched a total of 420 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .291.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.75 so far this year (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 877 batters. They have walked 352 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.64 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.49 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have allowed 156 home runs in addition to 560 runs in total (26th in MLB).
The Rangers have sent 341 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 151 runners this year with 37.1% of those players earned a run for their team. They have recorded 19 saves so far this season and have blown 15 of their 34 save opportunities. The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 55.9% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 37 holds on the season (30th in the league). Rangers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 99 times as well as having 93 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 69.1% of balls in play into outs out of 8,847 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 20th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have earned 2,949 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,026 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which puts them in 15th in MLB, and have accumulated 820 double plays.
Allard has taken the hill for 168 innings and has accounted for 141 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 5.92 (111 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.447. He has conceded 183 hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 61 walks. Allard (7-19 career record) holds a FIP of 4.61 and he has faced 754 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Seattle Mariners are sitting with a team OBP of .298 and a batting average of .221 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,078 occasions (4th in baseball) and have totaled 815 hits. Seattle has compiled 139 long balls so far this season and 455 runs batted in. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .380 and they average 4.19 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have hit 153 doubles, while taking a walk 365 times as well as scoring 474 runs.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.298 and have a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 (934 strikeouts against 353 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 935. They have conceded 132 long balls and they relinquish 4.76 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 525 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.40 (485 earned runs conceded).
Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of 138 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 128 times in high leverage situations and on 104 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 118 save situations, the Mariners have accumulated 63 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They rank 23rd in MLB with a save percentage of 56.4%, and they have dispatched 393 relievers to the mound this season. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 55 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 102 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in the majors). The Mariners have accrued 997 assists, 55 errors and have amassed 2,977 putouts so far this season. In 8,931 innings played, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (19th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Gilbert has surrendered 56 hits while tallying 79 punch outs in 67 frames. Gilbert (5-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.14 earned run average while giving up 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 31 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.099 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. His K/BB ratio is 4.39 and he has gone up against 280 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-217)
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