Tigers vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners become a winning team at home when they begin their weekend series with the Detroit Tigers tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW; FSD
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win tonight. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +170 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 63 percent of the wagers going on the Tigers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers gaining some steam
Despite a 6-0 loss on Wednesday, the Tigers have still won three of their last four and four of their last six to get in the mix in the AL Central. Detroit is now 19-23 overall and 7-13 on the road. The Tigers are scoring 4.48 runs per game this season while allowing 4.76 per contest.
Matthew Boyd is getting the start for the Tigers tonight. He is 2-3 through seven starts with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Boyd has pitched 42 innings this year and has 32 strikeouts with 12 walks.
Mariners still lacking consistency
The Mariners are coming off a loss to the Rangers at home on Wednesday as they continue to struggle to string together consecutive wins. They are also without Robinson Cano for half a season while he serves an 80-game PED suspension. Seattle comes into tonight’s game 24-18 overall and 9-9 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.62 runs per game this year while allowing 4.60 per contest.
Marco Gonzales will start for the Mariners on Thursday night. He has a 3-3 record through eight starts. He has a 5.31 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP. Through 40.2 innings on the mound, Gonzales has 41 strikeouts with eight walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost 13 of Boyd’s last 17 starts and they are just 7-20 in their last 27 games against AL West opponents.
The Mariners have won eight straight games following a loss and they have won seven of their last 10 against AL Central opponents. They also have won eight of their last 11 series openers.
While the Mariners aren’t stringing together wins, they also aren’t losing consecutive games either. Coming off a loss on Wednesday, I expect Seattle to bounce back against Detroit tonight. The Tigers aren’t showing a great deal of consistency either and I think they will have some hiccups while traveling out West.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -180