Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will head east to Comerica Park to square off against the Detroit Tigers. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. ET and this AL matchup will be televised on RTNW and FSDT.

Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

The right-handed Felix Hernandez will get the nod for the visiting Mariners. Hernandez is 4-3 with a 5.28 ERA and 38 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 18.00 ERA and two strikeouts over two innings).

The Tigers are sending righty Michael Fulmer (1-2, 3.51 ERA) to the mound. Fulmer has 34 punchouts and 12 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.27. Fulmer did not record a start against the Mariners in 2017.

Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.87 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.82 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.32, along with a WHIP of 1.36.

Mariners hitters have slashed .261/.327/.436 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Outfielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano have led Seattle’s offense. Haniger is hitting .297/.384/.609 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Cano has a .286 average with three homers, 20 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Cano performed well against right-handed pitchers last season. Over 455 plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .312/.371/.519 (his overall season line was .280/.338/.453).

For the home team, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starting pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.70 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The Detroit hitters have put up 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .289/.345/.487 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Tigers hitters have been led by third baseman Jeimer Candelario and right fielder Nicholas Castellanos. Candelario is hitting .286/.367/.521 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 21 runs scored, while the line for Castellanos stands at .321/.379/.500 with three homers, 23 RBIs and 20 runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .283/.359/.425, Candelario performed well against right-handed pitchers at home in 2017, slashing .365/.468/.538 over 62 such plate appearances.

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • Detroit has recorded 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 26.0 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit eight over their last 10.