Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers
The Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers face off for game one of their series at Safeco Field. The Tigers are -140 favorites over the Mariners with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Detroit Tigers were heavily favored to repeat as A.L. Central Division Champions but so far this season they haven’t gotten consistent enough pitching to justify that kind of projection. The Tigers have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games, 5-4 on the road this season, and they are 1.5 games back in the A.L. Central standings. As a team the Tigers are hitting .247 with Austin Jackson hitting .311, Price Fielder at .300, and Miguel Cabrera at .295. As a team the Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.11 with the starters at 4.09 and the bullpen at 4.15. For game one against Seattle Detroit starts Doug Fister who returns from being injured. For the season Fister has allowed three hits without allowing a run but he has pitched just 3.2 innings overall.
The Seattle Mariners are playing decently and swept the Tigers in Detroit in the last meeting of these two teams. The Mariners have won their last two games, are 3-7 in their last 10 games, and six games back in the A.L. West. As a team the Mariners are hitting .238 with Ichiro Suzuki hitting .303, Kyle Seagar hitting .297, and Jesus Montero hitting .289. As a team the mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.92 with the starters at 3.94 and the bullpen at 3.86. For game one against the Tigers Seattle starts Blake Beavan who has lost his last two decisions. For the season Beavan has allowed 33 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 13 over 30.1 innings of work for a 4.45 ERA.
Seattle is 5-1 in their last six games against the A.L. Central, 2-5 in their last seven home games, and 1-4 in Beavan’s last five starts as an underdog. Detroit is 5-1 in their last six Monday games, 4-8 in their last 12 games overall, and 10-1 in Fister’s last 11 starts. Seattle has won the last 14 meetings of these two.
Seattle isn’t a very good home team and while the Tigers are struggling they should get the best of this one.
Detroit Tigers -140 Seattle Mariners