Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 7/8/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+120) Houston (-140)
The Houston Astros (49-39) are welcoming the Seattle Mariners (43-43) at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Mariners at +120 while the Astros are at -140. The betting total comes in at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Bryan Woo and Framber Valdez.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .392 and have been rung up 839 times, while being walked on 288 occasions. They have tallied 374 RBI's in addition to 672 base knocks this year, while their batting average sits at .233. The Mariners have tallied 144 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 101 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 389 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .311. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are recording 4.5 runs/g, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB.
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The Mariners have an ERA of 3.83 for the season (8th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 766 batters. Mariners pitchers have given up 87 long balls and 363 total runs (7th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 225 batters and their FIP is 3.73 as a squad this year. Seattle has relinquished 693 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 327 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.40 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19.
Mariners bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 85 times as well as having 87 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 46 holds for the year (16th in the league). The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 59.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 79 save situations. They have compiled 19 saves on the season and have missed out on 13 out of their 32 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 110 base runners on the year and 25.5% of those runners crossed the plate. The Mariners have sent 288 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The San Francisco Giants have notched a total of 2,307 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 746 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 13th in baseball, and have 65 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,921 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 9th in MLB.
Woo (1-1 career mark) has a FIP of 3.22 while facing 119 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 25 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 8 walks. His ERA is 4.08 (13 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.151. Woo has taken the mound for 28 innings and has 39 strikeouts during his career.
Houston has 106 HRs on the season as well as 396 RBIs. They have notched 150 doubles, while taking a walk 283 times and earning 412 runs. The Houston Astros have compiled an on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .250 for the season. The Astros have a slugging percentage of .412 and they earn 4.68 runs per game (11th in MLB). They have struck out on 688 occasions (26th in the league) and have earned a total of 746 base hits.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.244 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.05 as a staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 9.30 (813 strikeouts against 269 bases on balls). They come in at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 710. They have yielded 100 long balls and they surrender 4.04 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Houston pitching staff have conceded 353 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.63 (317 earned runs relinquished).
With 87 save situations, the Astros have 48 holds and also 13 blown saves. Houston has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 38 save chances and they have walked away with 25 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 81 times in high leverage situations and also on 46 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% of 71 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 14th in the league with a save percentage of 65.8%, and they have dispatched 272 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The Houston Astros have gotten 80 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in baseball). The Astros have recorded 758 assists, 42 errors and have accumulated 2,361 putouts this season. In their 7,083 innings on the field, the Astros have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (15th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Valdez has allowed 521 base hits and he has 607 K's in 619 innings. Valdez (48-29 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.23 earned run average while allowing 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 222 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.217 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and he has faced 2,588 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+120)
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