Tigers vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Detroit Tigers string together consecutive road wins over the Seattle Mariners when the two meet up again tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 18, 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 -150 to win tonight. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +135 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting currently has 61 percent of the wagers going on the Mariners at home. 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 take opener
Detroit edged Seattle on Thursday night in the opener, 3-2. The Tigers have won four of their last five coming into tonight. Detroit is now 20-23 overall and 8-13 on the road. The Tigers are scoring 4.44 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 per contest.
Michael Fulmer gets the start for the Tigers on Friday night. He is just 1-3 this season with a 4.37 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through eight starts. He gave up six runs in 4.1 innings to Seattle last week at home in a losing effort. Fulmer has 39 strikeouts with 15 walks over 45.1 innings of work this season.
Mariners drop back-to-back games
Seattle hadn’t lost back-to-back games in weeks prior to Thursday. Seattle comes into tonight’s game 24-19 overall and 9-10 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.56 runs per game this year while allowing 4.56 per contest.
Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is 5-3 through nine starts with a 5.66 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. King Felix has 45 strikeouts with 22 walks over 49.1 innings of work. He gave up five runs to the Tigers last week, but still got the win.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won five of Fulmer’s last six Friday starts and 13 of his last 19 starts with five days of rest.
The Mariners have won Hernandez’ last five starts against AL Central opponents, but they are just 1-6 in their last seven home games against a right-handed starter.
Seattle won this matchup last week in Detroit, but Fulmer had his worst outing of the season. Hernandez gave up five runs and still got a win, but he has given up five runs in his last two starts. King Felix hasn’t looked like a king this year and I think Fulmer has the better upside of the two starters. Seattle has lost Robinson Cano to a suspension and Nelson Cruz is battling an injury.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +135