Tigers vs. Mariners Prediction
After splitting a pair of 1-run games over the first two games of the series, who will take the rubber match when the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers meet up again at 9:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:10PM 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 -270 to win tonight. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +225 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 drop another
The Tigers suffered a 5-4 loss at Seattle on Friday after picking up a 3-2 win on Thursday night. Detroit has alternated wins and losses over its last five games. Detroit is now 20-24 overall and 8-14 on the road. The Tigers are scoring 4.43 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 per contest.
Mike Fiers takes the mound for the Tigers tonight. He has started seven games this season and has a 4-2 record with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Fiers has pitched 38.1 innings this season and has 26 strikeouts with six walks.
Mariners bounce back
The Mariners put an end to their first losing streak in some time on Friday with a 5-4 victory. Seattle comes into tonight’s game 25-19 overall and 10-10 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.57 runs per game this year while allowing 4.55 per contest.
James Paxton gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He has started nine games this season and has a 2-1 record with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Paxton has thrown 53.2 innings and has 71 strikeouts with 19 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost 14 of their last 19 on the road and they have lost 21 of their last 29 games against AL West opponents.
Seattle has won six of its last seven Saturday games and they also have won five of Paxton’s last seven starts.
The Mariners haven’t been a real consistent team, but Paxton has been consistently strong on the mound and his ability to get strikeouts should lead to a lot of K’s tonight against the Tigers. Detroit doesn’t have an offense that can dominate a strong pitcher like him and their bullpen won’t be able to hold Seattle back. I like the Mariners to come away with another win.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -270