Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-125) Seattle (+105)
The Seattle Mariners (4-4) will compete against the Houston Astros (4-3) at T-Mobile Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Houston at -125 while Seattle is sitting at +105. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Jose Urquidy and Matt Brash.
As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 3.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 23rd in the league. They have 25 runs scored and hold an OBP of .281. The Astros have hit 11 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 9 balls out of the park. They have recorded 24 RBI's in addition to 50 hits on the season, while their team batting average is .211. Houston owns a slugging percentage of .371 and have been rung up 47 times, while taking a walk on 22 occasions.
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The Astros have compiled a team earned run average of 3.09 for the year (7th in baseball), and they have struck out 56 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.93 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34. Astros pitchers have relinquished 5 home runs and 25 runs (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 29 opposing players and their FIP is 4.02 as a unit on the season.
The Astros relievers have a save percentage of 75.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 9 base runners on the year and 11.1% of those runners ended up scoring. Astros pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 8 times as well as having 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 28 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have accumulated 7 holds over the course of the season (4th in MLB). They have 3 saves so far this year and have blown 1 of 4 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have accumulated 184 putouts this year, in addition to 63 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which ranks 9th in baseball, and have a total of 6 double plays. The Astros have converted 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 552 innings, ranking them 15th in pro baseball.
Urquidy has thrown 182 innings and has totaled 149 strikeouts in his MLB career. Urquidy (12-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.15 and he has faced 724 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.50 (71 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.013. He has given up 151 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 34 walks.
The Seattle Mariners have recorded a team OBP of .325 as well as a team batting average of .217 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 65 occasions (18th in the league) and have a total of 58 base hits. Seattle has tallied 9 long balls so far this year to go along with 32 RBIs. The Mariners hold a team SLG% of .371 and they earn 4.00 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have recorded 12 two-baggers, while taking a walk 39 times as well as scoring 32 runs.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.074 in addition to having a FIP of 4.54 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.45 (69 strikeouts against 20 free passes). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 53. They have given up 13 homers and they relinquish 3.84 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 29 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.18 (24 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 8 save situations, the Mariners have accumulated 5 holds and also 1 blown save. Seattle has had relief pitchers enter the game in 3 save chances and they have come away with 2 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 9 times in high leverage situations and also on 2 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 66.7% out of their 3 inherited runners. They rank 19th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 25 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 7 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in baseball). The Mariners have racked up 63 assists, 4 errors and have earned 204 putouts this season. In 612 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 74.9% (3rd in MLB).
During his MLB career, Brash has surrendered 4 hits while accumulating 6 K's in 5 frames. He has given up 2 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.938 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 6.00 and he has gone up against 21 hitters in his MLB career. Brash (0-1 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.38 earned run average while allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-125)
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