Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+150) Houston (-170)
Minute Maid Park is where the Houston Astros (12-11) will take on the Seattle Mariners (12-11) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has Seattle at +150 and Houston is at -170. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Matt Brash and Justin Verlander.
The Mariners have tallied 37 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 23 balls out of the stadium. Seattle is slugging .389 and have struck out 190 times, while drawing a walk on 94 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in MLB. They have accounted for 99 RBI's and 182 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .237. They have racked up 102 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326.
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The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.27 on the campaign (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 193 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.21. Mariners pitchers have relinquished 28 home runs in addition to 85 runs in total (9th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 71 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.15 as a team so far this season.
Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 17 times as well as having 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 11 holds this season (19th in the league). The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 17 save situations. They have compiled 3 saves this season and have missed out on 3 out of their 6 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 19 base runners for the year with 26.3% of them ended up scoring. The Mariners have sent 78 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Mariners have converted 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,809 innings, which has them sitting 11th in the majors. The Seattle Mariners have notched a total of 603 putouts for the season, as well as 188 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 20th in baseball, and they have twisted 21 double plays.
Brash has taken the mound for 17 innings and has earned 16 K's in his career. His earned run average is 6.88 (13 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.824. He has given up 18 base knocks (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 13 walks. Brash (1-2 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.96 and he has faced 77 batters during his time in the majors.
The Houston Astros are sitting with an OBP of .288 and a batting average of .216 this season. They have struck out on 189 occasions (20th in baseball) and have totaled 166 hits. Houston has a total of 27 HRs this season as well as 83 runs batted in. The Astros have a team SLG% of .375 and they score 3.70 runs per contest (21st in MLB). They have hit 37 doubles, while walking 75 times as well as scoring 85 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have given up 86 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.43 (77 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 21 long balls and they allow 3.83 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.183 in addition to having a FIP of 3.91 as a team for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (182 strikeouts vs 70 walks). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 169.
With 23 save situations, the Astros have recorded 15 holds and 2 blown saves. Houston has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 8 save chances and they have earned 6 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 28 times in high leverage situations and on 20 occasions with base runners. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of 30 inherited runners. They are ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 81 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
The Houston Astros have turned 20 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .990 (6th in pro baseball). The Astros have racked up 183 assists, 8 errors and have notched a total of 607 putouts on the campaign. In 1,821 innings played, the Astros have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (6th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Verlander has allowed 2,552 hits while totaling 3,041 strikeouts in 3,014 innings. Verlander (228-130 career mark) has a 3.31 earned run average and has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 1,110 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.130 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.56 and he has faced 12,308 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+150)
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