Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (41-40) at Seattle Mariners (38-44)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
A Simon (7-5) (3.94) vs. T Walker (7-6) (4.34)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -145 / Detroit Tigers +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Nortwest, FS-Detroit
The Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers face off on Monday at Safeco Field in game one of their MLB series.
The Seattle Mariners are six games under .500 this season and they are in fourth place in the American League West. The Mariners are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 17-23 at home, and they are nine games behind the Astros in the American League West standings. As a team the Mariners are hitting .230 with Nelson Cruz hitting .304, Kyle Seager hitting .256, and Robinson Cano hitting .248. The Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.69 with the starters at 3.71 and the bullpen at 3.66. For game one against the Tigers the Mariners start Hisashi Iwakuma who has been on the DL since April 25th after allowing 20 hits and 13 runs while striking out 11 over 16.1 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers are a game over .500 at the halfway point of the MLB season but they are accustomed to winning the American League Central. The Tigers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 19-17 on the road, and they are six games behind the Royals in the AL Central. As a team the Tigers are hitting .278 but Miguel Cabrera is on the DL though Jose Iglesias is hitting .323, Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .292, and J.D. Martinez is hitting .285. The Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.15 with the starters at 4.26 and the bullpen at 3.91. For game one in Seattle the Tigers start Alfredo Simon who has allowed 94 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 70 over 91.1 innings for a 7-5 record and a 3.94 ERA.
Seattle is 4-1 at home following a road trip of seven or more days, 5-12 in their last 17 home games, and 1-6 in Iwakuma’s last seven starts. Detroit is 0-7 against the AL West, 4-1 in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record, and 1-4 in Simon’s last five starts as a road underdog. Detroit is 1-4 in their last five games against Seattle.
The total is set at seven but I don’t see where this comes from and I like the over. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.