Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 7/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+135) Seattle (-155)
T-Mobile Park is the site where the Seattle Mariners (37-41) will compete against the Oakland Athletics (25-53) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics at +135 and the Mariners are coming in at -155. The betting total comes in at 7. The starting pitchers are Paul Blackburn and George Kirby.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 3.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 29th in the league. They have tallied 250 runs and hold an OBP of .274. The Athletics have hit 124 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 54 balls out of the park. They have amassed 231 RBI's in addition to 541 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .212. Oakland is slugging .330 and have struck out 654 times, while drawing a walk on 196 occasions.
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Athletics pitchers have surrendered 87 home runs in addition to 366 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 262 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.37 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.24 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Athletics have an ERA of 4.48 on the year (24th in the league), and their staff has struck out 586 batters.
The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 55.2% and has come into the game in 77 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 152 runners so far this season and 30.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. Athletics pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 98 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 267 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have racked up 46 holds for the year (11th in the league). They have 16 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 13 of their 29 save opportunities.
The Athletics have converted 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,132 innings on the diamond, ranking them 17th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 2,044 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 711 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which has them ranked 24th in pro baseball, and have a total of 68 double plays.
Blackburn (12-14 career mark) has a FIP of 4.30 while facing 936 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 242 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 59 free passes. His ERA is 4.77 (116 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.377. Blackburn has taken the hill for 218 innings and has totaled 139 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
Seattle has a total of 82 home runs for the season to go along with 300 runs batted in. They have put up 125 doubles, while getting a free base 285 times as well as scoring 314 runs. The Seattle Mariners have tallied a team on-base percentage of .318 and a team batting average of .234 this year. The Mariners have a team slugging % of .383 and they have an average of 4.03 runs per game (25th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 667 instances (7th in MLB) and have earned 610 base hits.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.219 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.27 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.88 (647 strikeouts vs 225 free passes). They rank 15th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 614. They have given up 102 home runs and they give up 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Seattle pitching staff have relinquished 312 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.78 (289 earned runs allowed).
Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 76 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 75 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 59 save situations, the Mariners have tallied 35 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They rank 9th in the league with a save percentage of 69.6%, and they have dispatched 254 relievers onto the field this season. Seattle has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 23 save opportunities and they have tallied 16 saves.
In their 6,198 innings on the diamond, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (5th in pro baseball). The Seattle Mariners have gotten 54 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in MLB). The Mariners have accrued 625 assists, 28 errors and have a total of 2,066 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kirby has conceded 58 base hits while he has earned 49 K's in 53 frames. Kirby (2-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.08 ERA while giving up 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 24 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 7.00 and he has gone up against 225 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-155)
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