Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-240) Oakland (+200)
Oakland Coliseum is the site where the Oakland Athletics (53-94) will attempt to beat the Seattle Mariners (81-65) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Mariners at -240 and the Athletics are at +200. The betting total comes in at 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Robbie Ray and James Kaprielian.
The Mariners have accumulated 207 doubles as a team and have knocked 177 balls out of the stadium. Seattle is slugging .389 and have been called out on strikes 1,237 times, while drawing a walk on 522 occasions. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are compiling 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 21st in MLB. They have accounted for 579 RBI's and 1,101 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .229. They have earned 604 runs and have an OBP of .312.
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Mariners pitchers have conceded 166 home runs and 541 total runs (4th in baseball). They have walked 396 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.89 as a squad this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Mariners have an earned run average of 3.48 on the year (6th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,248 hitters.
The Mariners bullpen have a save rate of 74.0% and has entered the game in 132 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 141 runners this year with 24.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 112 times and also have had 160 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 478 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have notched 81 holds this season (11th in the league). They have earned 37 saves this year and have blown 13 of their 50 chances to get a save.
The Mariners have converted 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,655 innings on the field, which ranks them 4th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners have 3,885 putouts on the year, as well as 1,180 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .988 which has them sitting 2nd in the majors, and have accumulated 104 double plays.
Ray (74-68 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.04 while he has gone up against 5,119 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 1,061 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 507 walks. His ERA is 3.96 (531 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.299. Ray has pitched in 1,207 innings and has accumulated 1,484 strikeouts in his career.
The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .280 as well as a batting average of .216 this season. They have struck out on 1,273 occasions (11th in the league) and have accounted for 1,042 hits. Oakland has 125 home runs this year to go along with 484 RBIs. The Athletics have a SLG% of .346 and they are earning 3.49 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have put up 227 doubles, while walking 386 times and racking up 513 runs.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.339 and have a FIP of 4.48 as a staff this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 (1,078 strikeouts vs 465 free passes). They come in at 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,266. They have allowed 181 homers and they yield 4.90 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 704 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.57 (656 earned runs conceded).
Oakland has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 54 save chances and they have converted 31 saves. They sit at 21st in the league with a save percentage of 57.4%, and they have sent 484 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and on 170 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of 242 inherited runners. Sitting with 155 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 99 holds and 23 blown saves.
Out of their 11,643 innings on the diamond, the Athletics are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (15th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 120 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in baseball). The Athletics have racked up 1,331 assists, 83 errors and are sitting with 3,881 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Kaprielian has surrendered 217 base hits while tallying 207 strikeouts in 238 innings. He has surrendered 117 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.328 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.09 and he has faced 1,024 opposing batters during his career. Kaprielian (11-14 record in his career) holds a 4.42 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-240)
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