Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/2/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-145) Texas (+125)
The Seattle Mariners (29-27) are traveling to Globe Life Field on Friday where they will take on the Texas Rangers (35-20). The odds on this game have Seattle at -145 while Texas is opening at +125. The betting total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Luis Castillo and Jon Gray.
The Mariners have accumulated 96 doubles as a team and have knocked 61 balls out of the park. Seattle has a slugging % of .381 and have been called out on strikes 541 times, while taking a walk on 189 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 19th in the league. They have accounted for 240 RBI's and 428 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is at .228. They have accumulated 249 runs while having a team OBP of .308.
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The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 3.64 on the season (3rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 506 hitters. Mariners pitchers have given up 47 home runs in addition to 225 runs (7th in MLB). They have walked 141 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.42 as a unit so far this year. Seattle has allowed 448 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and also 204 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.59 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17.
Mariners bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 53 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 33 holds on the season (7th in the league). The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 60.9% and has entered the game in 57 save situations. They have accumulated 14 saves for the year and have not converted 9 of 23 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 64 runners on the campaign with 29.7% of them ended up scoring. The Mariners have dispatched 192 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Mariners have converted 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 4,542 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 13th in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have 1,514 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 489 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which ranks 6th in the majors, and have 34 double plays.
Castillo has taken the ball for 921 innings and has totaled 1,013 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Castillo (52-57 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.59 and he has gone up against 3,813 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.53 (361 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.182. He has surrendered 770 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 319 free passes.
Texas has accounted for 71 HRs on the year and 332 runs batted in. They have 112 doubles, while taking a walk 183 times and putting up 346 runs. The Texas Rangers have tallied a team on-base percentage of .340 as well as a batting average of .272 on the season. The Rangers have a SLG% of .450 and they earn 6.29 runs per game (1st in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 484 occasions (17th in the league) and have 522 hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 3.87 as a squad on the year. They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 429. The Texas pitching staff have yielded 215 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.68 (199 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.40 (454 strikeouts vs 153 walks). They have conceded 52 home runs and they surrender 3.98 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Sitting with 47 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 28 holds and 8 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 18 save opportunities and they have recorded 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 38 times in high leverage situations and on 51 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.5% out of their 87 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 147 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season.
Out of their 4,377 innings played, the Rangers have a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (6th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have gotten 49 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (13th in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 476 assists, 25 errors and have accumulated 1,459 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Gray has given up 980 base hits while he has tallied 1,029 strikeouts in 1,014 innings pitched. Gray (65-57 career mark) has earned a 4.41 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 497 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.299 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 3.04 and he has gone up against 4,308 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-145)
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