Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
The Seattle Mariners (51-42) will play the Houston Astros (59-32) at T-Mobile Park on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Justin Verlander and Marco Gonzales.
As a team, the Houston Astros are recording 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in baseball. They have tallied 403 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318. The Astros have tallied 148 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 128 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 394 runs batted in as well as 721 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate sits at .239. Houston is slugging .421 and have struck out 685 times, while drawing a walk on 326 occasions.
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The Astros hold a team earned run average of 2.98 on the year (2nd in the league), and they have struck out 818 batters. They have walked 262 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.46 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.12 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.10. Astros pitchers have yielded 78 home runs in addition to 305 total runs (3rd in the league).
The Astros relievers have accumulated a save rate of 76.5% and has entered the game in 89 save situations. The relievers have inherited 89 base runners this year and 29.2% of them earned a run for their team. Astros pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 58 times in addition to having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 271 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have racked up 55 holds this year (9th in baseball). They have recorded 26 saves for the season and have blown 8 of their 34 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have accumulated 2,420 putouts on the year, in addition to 709 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball, and have a total of 64 double plays. The Astros have turned 72.2% of balls in play into outs out of 7,260 innings, which has them sitting at 3rd in the majors.
Verlander (238-132 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.40 while he has gone up against 12,636 opposing hitters in the majors. He has allowed 2,615 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 870 walks. His ERA is 3.28 (1,128 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.125. Verlander has taken the hill for 3,097 innings and has earned 3,121 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Mariners hold a slugging % of .390 and they earn 4.14 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have hit 146 two-baggers, while taking a walk 336 times and notching 385 runs. Seattle has knocked in 103 home runs for the season to go along with 368 runs batted in. They have struck out on 800 occasions (9th in the league) and are sitting with 735 base knocks. The Seattle Mariners have accumulated a team OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .236 so far this season.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 349 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.53 (324 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 114 homers and they allow 3.80 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.206 and have a FIP of 4.06 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.00 (787 strikeouts vs 262 walks). They are sitting at 13th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 734.
Sitting with 77 save situations, the Mariners have 45 holds and also 8 blown saves. Seattle has had relievers enter the contest in 31 save chances and they have recorded 23 saves. Their relievers have come in 100 times in high leverage situations in addition to 71 occasions with runners on. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 26.9% out of their 93 inherited runners. They sit at 6th in MLB holding a save percentage of 74.2%, and they have sent 305 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Seattle Mariners have gotten 67 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in baseball). The Mariners have racked up 759 assists, 31 errors and have amassed 2,480 putouts during this campaign. In their 7,440 innings played, the Mariners have a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (4th in baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Gonzales has conceded 767 hits and he has 581 K's in 760 frames. Gonzales (56-42 career record) holds a 3.99 ERA and has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 337 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.277 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.85 and he has faced 3,203 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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