Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Monday, May 2, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-105) Houston (-115)
The Houston Astros (11-10) host the Seattle Mariners (11-10) at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The line on this matchup has Seattle at -105 while Houston is at -115. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marco Gonzales and Jake Odorizzi.
The Mariners have tallied 35 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 21 baseballs out of the park. Seattle has a slugging rate of .387 and have been rung up 176 times, while being walked on 86 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are compiling 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. They have earned 92 RBI's in addition to 165 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is at .234. They have earned a total of 95 runs and have an OBP of .323.
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The Mariners have a team earned run average of 3.28 on the campaign (11th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 181 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 65 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.97 as a unit for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. Mariners pitchers have conceded 24 home runs and also 79 total runs (9th in MLB).
The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 16 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 19 runners so far this year with 26.3% of those players earned a run for their team. Mariners bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 17 times and also have had 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 72 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have recorded 10 holds for the season (18th in baseball). They have recorded 3 saves so far this year and have missed out on 3 out of their 6 chances to save the game.
The Mariners have converted 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,656 innings, which has them sitting at 12th in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 552 putouts thus far, in addition to 173 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them sitting 15th in pro baseball, and have earned 21 double plays.
Gonzales has pitched in 674 innings and has totaled 542 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Gonzales (52-35 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.26 while he has faced 2,838 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.06 (304 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.269. He has given up 681 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 174 free passes.
The Houston Astros hold an on-base percentage of .290 in addition to a team batting average of .214 this season. They have been rung up on 173 instances (23rd in the league) and have recorded 150 hits. Houston has recorded 25 home runs over the course of the season as well as 78 RBIs. The Astros hold a slugging % of .370 and they score 3.81 runs per outing (21st in the league). They have put up 33 doubles, while taking a walk 73 times as well as scoring 80 runs.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.221 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.87 as a unit for the season. They rank 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 161. The Houston pitching staff have given up 83 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.60 (74 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.68 (174 strikeouts against 65 bases on balls). They have surrendered 20 homers and they concede 4.04 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league).
Sitting with 20 save situations, the Astros have compiled 13 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Houston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 7 save chances and they have recorded 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 27 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with runners on base. Houston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 27 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 14th in the league holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 76 relief pitchers onto the field this year.
The Houston Astros have gotten 15 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .990 (4th in professional baseball). The Astros have recorded 157 assists, 7 errors and have a total of 556 putouts this year. In 1,668 innings played, the Astros are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.2% (14th in baseball).
Odorizzi (69-65 mark in his career) has earned a 3.97 earned run average and has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has faced 4,891 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 513 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.246 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. Thus far in his career, Odorizzi has conceded 1,048 base knocks while he has earned 1,095 strikeouts in 1,162 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-105)
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