Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 9/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+100) Seattle (-120)
T-Mobile Park is the site where the Seattle Mariners (83-70) will compete against the Texas Rangers (66-87) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rangers at +100 while the Mariners are priced at -120. The total is 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jon Gray and Marco Gonzales.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 11th in the league. They have 679 runs scored while having a team OBP of .304. The Rangers have tallied 215 doubles as a squad and have hit 187 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 645 runs batted in in addition to 1,253 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .241. Texas is slugging .398 and have been called out on strikes 1,359 times, while drawing a walk on 437 occasions.
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The Rangers hold a team earned run average of 4.20 for the year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,249 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 547 opposing players and their FIP is 4.11 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Rangers pitchers have yielded 154 home runs and 703 runs in total (21st in baseball).
The Rangers have sent 508 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 185 base runners so far this year and 32.4% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 35 saves this year and have blown 26 of 61 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save rate of 57.4% and has entered the game in 144 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 83 holds on the campaign (13th in MLB). Rangers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 122 times as well as having 153 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 69.2% of balls in play into outs in their 12,213 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 18th in professional baseball. The Texas Rangers have a total of 4,071 putouts this season, as well as 1,442 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 27th in pro baseball, and have earned 127 double plays.
Gray (60-56 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.84 while going up against 4,031 batters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 923 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 316 walks. His earned run average is 4.47 (470 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.310. Gray has thrown 945 innings and has earned 975 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Seattle Mariners have accumulated an on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .228 for the year. They have struck out on 1,306 occasions (16th in the league) and have totaled 1,160 base hits. Seattle has knocked in 184 home runs on the campaign to go along with 618 RBIs. The Mariners hold a slugging percentage of .388 and they are recording 4.20 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have notched 222 doubles, while getting a free base 562 times as well as earning 643 runs.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.197 in addition to having a FIP of 3.88 as a staff this season. They are currently ranked 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,209. The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 581 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.57 (540 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 (1,311 strikeouts against 422 bases on balls). They have surrendered 171 long balls and they relinquish 3.84 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
Seattle has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves. They are ranked 3rd in baseball with a save percentage of 73.1%, and they have sent 508 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 165 times in high leverage situations and also on 121 occasions with base runners. Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.1% of 160 inherited base runners. Sitting with 136 save situations, the Mariners have accumulated 83 holds and 14 blown saves.
The Seattle Mariners have gotten 109 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in professional baseball). The Mariners have racked up 1,242 assists, 63 errors and have a tally of 4,089 putouts so far this year. In 12,267 innings played, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (6th in the majors).
Gonzales (61-48 career win-loss mark) has a 4.06 ERA and has given up 9.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.87 and he has gone up against 3,502 hitters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 375 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.277 and having a FIP of 4.4. In his MLB career, Gonzales has surrendered 844 base hits while earning 622 strikeouts in 831 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-120)
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