The Mariners have narrowed the gap between themselves and the Tigers in the wildcard race after taking the first two of a three-game set with Detroit. Seattle will look to complete the sweep tonight as they send Felix Hernandez (6-4, 3.55 ERA) to the bump to face Justin Verlander (12-6, 3.52 ERA).
- The Mariners are 7-1 on the runline in their last 8 games against the American League.
- The Tigers are 11-4 on the runline in their last 15 games against the American League.
- The Mariners are 8-1 in their last 9 games after a runline loss.
Verlander has won three straight decisions for the Tigers and has not given up more than two runs since a game against the Indians at the end of the June. He has limited this Mariners’ lineup to a combined .245 batting average and pitched a seven-inning no-decision in his only start vs Seattle this season.
King Felix has now made four starts since his DL stint and is starting to look a little more like himself after getting hit around in first two appearances after activation. Hernandez has, however, given up four or more runs in all but one of four starts since being lifted from the shelf and could be in trouble against a potent Tigers offense.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -110 for the Seattle Mariners in this one over at Bodog. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.
Odds – Shark
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Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
59-53 Seattle battles the Tigers, currently with a 61-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Detroit injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Seattle Mariners rated this week at No. 21 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 4.
The game also pits Seattle Mariners No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.67 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.58 in runs allowed per game. The Seattle Mariners have averaged 8.83 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.27 hits per game).
Seattle owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.67 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit’s No. 17-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Tigers got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Seattle on Tuesday; it was a 6-5 final at Safeco Field in MLB wagering action.
- Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games
- Detroit is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games
- Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Texas, Friday, August 12th
Seattle at Oakland, Friday, August 12th