Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 7/6/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is where the Houston Astros (48-38) will take on the Seattle Mariners (42-42) on Thursday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be George Kirby and Framber Valdez.
As a team, the Seattle Mariners are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have notched a total of 384 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. The Mariners have earned 140 two-baggers as a team and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have amassed 369 runs batted in and 659 hits this year, and their batting average is at .233. Seattle has a slugging rate of .392 and have struck out 819 times, while taking a walk on 284 occasions.
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The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.89 on the year (8th in MLB), and they have struck out 756 batters. Mariners pitchers have allowed 87 long balls and 360 runs in total (9th in baseball). They have walked 220 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.75 as a unit on the campaign. Seattle has surrendered 678 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 325 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.44 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.19.
The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 59.4% and has come into the game in 77 save situations. The relievers have inherited 104 base runners this year and 26.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Mariners pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 82 times as well as having 87 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 281 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen have 44 holds on the season (19th in MLB). They have compiled 19 saves so far this year and have blown 13 of their 32 save chances.
The San Francisco Giants have earned 2,256 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 730 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 14th in professional baseball, and have 63 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,768 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 9th in the majors.
Kirby has pitched in 231 innings and has earned 219 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.31 (85 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.134. He has allowed 231 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 31 free passes. Kirby (15-12 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.14 while he has faced 943 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Houston has 103 long balls so far this season to go along with 389 runs batted in. They have 149 two-baggers, while walking 279 times and recording 405 runs. The Houston Astros have a team OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .250 on the campaign. The Astros have a team slugging % of .412 and they earn 4.71 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 677 instances (26th in the league) and are sitting with 729 base hits.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.248 in addition to having a FIP of 4.02 as a unit for the year. They rank 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 696. The Houston pitching staff have relinquished 344 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.60 (308 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 9.30 (793 strikeouts vs 264 free passes). They have relinquished 95 home runs and they concede 4.03 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
With 84 save situations, the Astros have amassed 46 holds and 13 blown saves. Houston has had relief pitchers enter the game in 37 save opportunities and they have converted 24 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 80 times in high leverage situations and on 46 occasions with runners on. Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.4% of 71 inherited runners. They rank 14th in baseball with a save percentage of 64.9%, and they have dispatched 267 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Houston Astros have gotten 77 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in professional baseball). The Astros have accrued 738 assists, 42 errors and have a tally of 2,307 putouts this year. In 6,921 innings on the diamond, the Astros are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (15th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Valdez has conceded 521 hits and he has 607 punch outs in 619 frames. Valdez (48-29 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.23 earned run average and has conceded 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 222 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.217 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and he has faced 2,588 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle
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