Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-180) Seattle (+155)
The Houston Astros (4-2) are on their way to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they will play the Seattle Mariners (2-4). The moneyline on this game has Houston at -180 and Seattle is sitting at +155. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Justin Verlander and Chris Flexen.
The Astros have compiled 10 doubles as a squad and have knocked 9 baseballs out of the park. Houston is slugging .398 and have been called out on strikes 39 times, while being walked on 22 occasions. As a unit, the Houston Astros are notching 4.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 17th in MLB. They have compiled 23 RBI's and 45 hits for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .218. They have a total of 24 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .294.
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The Astros are sitting with a team earned run average of 1.69 so far this year (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 52 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.48 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.15. Astros pitchers have surrendered 4 home runs and also 14 runs in total (2nd in MLB). They have walked 21 hitters and their FIP is 3.41 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Astros have dispatched 25 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 5 base runners on the season with 0.0% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 3 saves for the season and have missed out on 1 of their 4 save chances. The Astros relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 11 save situations. The relievers have earned 7 holds on the year (2nd in baseball). Astros pitchers have entered the game with runners on 6 times and also have had 11 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have converted 72.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 480 innings, which has them sitting 12th in professional baseball. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 160 putouts on the campaign, as well as 52 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 13th in the majors, and they have turned 4 double plays.
Verlander (226-130 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.41 while he has faced 12,234 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 2,541 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 854 walks. His earned run average is 3.33 (1,106 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.134. Verlander has taken the hill for 2,993 frames and is sitting with 3,020 K's in his MLB career.
The Mariners hold a team SLG% of .312 and they are recording 2.67 runs per game (28th in MLB). They have hit 9 two-baggers, while taking a walk 25 times and putting up 16 runs. Seattle has a total of 5 home runs for the year to go along with 16 RBIs. They have been rung up on 53 occasions (16th in the league) and have accounted for 38 hits. The Seattle Mariners have earned a team on-base percentage of .284 in addition to a batting average of .191 this season.
The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.260 and have a FIP of 5.54 as a staff this season. They rank 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 44. The Seattle pitching staff have relinquished 27 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.14 (23 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.74 (52 strikeouts against 19 bases on balls). They have given up 13 homers and they relinquish 4.86 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Seattle has had relievers enter the game in 3 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. They rank 14th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 19 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their relievers have come in 7 times in high leverage situations and also on 2 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 66.7% out of 3 inherited runners. Sitting with 6 save situations, the Mariners have accumulated 3 holds and also 1 blown save.
In their 450 innings on the field, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 73.4% (7th in professional baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 6 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in professional baseball). The Mariners have racked up 48 assists, 3 errors and have notched a total of 150 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Flexen has allowed 281 base knocks and he has 177 K's in 252 innings pitched. He has allowed 136 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.500 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.82 and he has faced 1,104 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Flexen (17-18 career mark) is the owner of a 4.86 earned run average and has given up 10.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-180)
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