Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-132) Seattle (+105)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Logan Gilbert and the Seattle Mariners (62-55, 3rd in AL West) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (62-53, 4th in AL East) on Sunday. The Mariners open this contest at +105 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -132. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Steven Matz and Logan Gilbert.
The Blue Jays have tallied 203 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 173 baseballs out of the park. Toronto has a slugging rate of .457 and have struck out 895 times, while drawing a walk on 343 occasions. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 5.2 runs per contest, which is 4th in the league. They have accumulated 570 runs batted in and 1,025 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is at .265. They have 593 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .328.
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The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.85 over the course of the season (12th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,034 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 144 home runs and 465 total runs (8th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 350 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.18 as a squad on the year.
The Blue Jays have sent 386 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 184 runners this season and 27.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have tallied 20 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 12 out of their 32 save opportunities. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 81 save situations. The relief pitchers have 46 holds this year (26th in MLB). Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 127 times in addition to having 110 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with 2,948 putouts thus far, in addition to 979 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 24th in pro baseball, and have a total of 758 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,844 innings on the field, which has them ranked 14th in MLB.
Matz (40-48 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.39 while going up against 2,923 batters in the majors. He has allowed 697 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 209 walks. His earned run average is 4.34 (328 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.331. Matz has taken the ball for 680 innings and has accounted for 656 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Seattle Mariners have an OBP of .299 and a team batting average of .222 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,109 occasions (5th in the league) and have earned a total of 847 base hits. Seattle has knocked in 144 home runs this season as well as 467 runs batted in. The Mariners have a SLG% of .380 and they score 4.15 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have hit 158 two-baggers, while taking a walk 378 times as well as scoring 486 runs.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.282 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a staff this season. They are currently ranked 19th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 961. The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 534 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.31 (493 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.69 (962 strikeouts against 358 bases on balls). They have surrendered 135 long balls and they give up 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league).
Sitting with 118 save situations, the Mariners have earned 63 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 55 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 139 times in high leverage situations in addition to 107 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.4% out of 141 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in MLB holding a save rate of 56.4%, and they have sent 404 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
Out of their 9,183 innings played, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in professional baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 103 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in professional baseball). The Mariners have 1,019 assists, 56 errors and have earned 3,061 putouts over the course of the season.
Gilbert (5-3 career mark) has a 4.05 ERA and has conceded 7.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.67 and he has gone up against 303 opposing batters during his career. He has given up a total of 33 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.077 and having a FIP of 3.3. So far in his career, Gilbert has given up 61 base hits while totaling 84 K's in 73 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+105)
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