Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/19/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is the location where the Houston Astros (70-52) will play the Seattle Mariners (66-55) on Saturday. The starting pitchers are Logan Gilbert and Framber Valdez.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .406 and have struck out 1,199 times, while taking a walk on 411 occasions. They have 541 RBI's and 971 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .238. The Mariners have recorded 217 doubles as a team and have hit 149 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 559 runs and have an on-base percentage of .318. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are earning 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 14th in baseball.
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They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.53 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18. Mariners pitchers have allowed 131 home runs in addition to 497 total runs (7th in MLB). Seattle has surrendered 967 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and 450 earned runs. The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.73 so far this season (2nd in MLB), and they have rung up 1,095 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 310 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.76 as a squad on the campaign.
The Mariners have sent 405 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 139 base runners so far this season with 25.2% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 34 saves for the season and have blown 17 of 51 chances to get a save. The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 124 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 72 holds this season (9th in MLB). Mariners relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 109 times as well as having 133 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with 3,257 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,032 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .987 which puts them in 11th in pro baseball, and they have turned 95 double plays. The Mariners have converted 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,771 innings, which has them ranked 8th in pro baseball.
Gilbert has thrown 447 frames and is sitting with 445 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.79 (188 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.139. He has conceded 406 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 103 walks. Gilbert (29-16 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.57 while he has faced 1,840 batters during his time in the majors.
The Houston Astros have tallied an on-base percentage of .325 and a batting average of .252 for the season. They have been rung up on 964 occasions (26th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,043 base knocks. Houston has knocked in 159 home runs on the season to go along with 579 runs batted in. The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .419 and they have an average of 4.91 runs per game (6th in the league). They have hit 197 doubles, while walking 415 times as well as racking up 599 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have conceded 509 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.78 (457 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 146 HR's and they surrender 4.21 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Astros have a WHIP of 1.262 and have a FIP of 4.25 as a squad so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 9.00 (1,091 strikeouts vs 397 free passes). They have a ranking of 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 975.
Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.4% out of 121 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 126 times in high leverage situations and on 73 occasions with runners on. With 120 save situations, the Astros have recorded 66 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They are ranked 4th in baseball holding a save rate of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 383 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 37 saves.
In 9,789 innings on the field, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (9th in baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 115 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in baseball). The Astros have recorded 1,048 assists, 61 errors and have amassed 3,263 putouts on the season.
During his career, Valdez has given up 561 base knocks while accumulating 645 punch outs in 664 frames. He has surrendered a total of 248 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.214 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 2,772 opposing hitters during his career. Valdez (50-31 career mark) holds a 3.36 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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