Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+120) Seattle (-140)
The Oakland Athletics (17-26) are en route to T-Mobile Park on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Seattle Mariners (17-25). The moneyline on this matchup has the Athletics at +120 while the Mariners are sitting at -140. The over/under is 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be James Kaprielian and George Kirby.
The Athletics have recorded 61 doubles as a unit and have hit 25 balls out of the park. Oakland is slugging .313 and have been called out on strikes 372 times, while being walked on 115 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 3.3 runs per game, which is 29th in MLB. They have compiled 130 runs batted in as well as 282 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is .205. They have earned 140 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .272.
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The Athletics have an earned run average of 3.78 for the season (15th in the league), and their staff has rung up 333 hitters. They have walked 131 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.80 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have yielded 38 long balls and 171 runs in total (18th in the league).
The Athletics have sent 150 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 74 runners for the season and 21.6% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 11 saves this year and have missed out on 5 of their 16 save opportunities. The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.8% and has come into the game in 44 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 28 holds on the season (9th in baseball). Athletics pitchers have come into the game with runners on 51 times as well as having 45 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have earned 1,136 putouts so far this season, as well as 394 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which has them ranked 25th in baseball, and they have turned 40 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,408 innings, ranking them 18th in professional baseball.
Kaprielian has taken the mound for 141 innings and has earned 143 K's in his MLB career. Kaprielian (8-7 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.58 while going up against 595 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.21 (66 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.241. He has allowed 122 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 53 free passes.
Seattle has knocked in 43 home runs so far this season as well as 159 RBIs. They have 59 doubles, while walking 147 times as well as earning 164 runs. The Seattle Mariners have an OBP of .312 and a batting average of .234 on the season. The Mariners hold a slugging % of .376 and they tally 3.90 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have been rung up on 356 occasions (11th in baseball) and have totaled 329 base hits.
The Mariners are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.306 with a FIP of 4.38 as a pitching staff on the year. They are currently ranked 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 341. The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 190 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.26 (173 earned runs given up). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (353 strikeouts against 136 bases on balls). They have yielded 56 home runs and they surrender 4.68 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB).
Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.6% out of their 46 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 36 times in high leverage situations and on 36 occasions with runners on base. With 30 save situations, the Mariners have earned 19 holds and also 5 blown saves. They sit at 27th in baseball holding a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 143 relievers to the hill for the year. Seattle has had relief pitchers enter the game in 11 save chances and they have walked away with 6 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have gotten 32 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (12th in baseball). The Mariners have racked up 340 assists, 20 errors and have earned a total of 1,097 putouts on the season. In their 3,291 innings on the field, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (17th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Kirby has allowed 15 hits while he has accumulated 11 K's in 15 frames. He has given up a total of 6 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.133 and a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 5.50 and he has gone up against 62 hitters so far in his MLB career. Kirby (0-1 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.60 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+120)
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