Tigers vs. Mariners - 6/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (36-33) at Detroit Tigers (34-35)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
N Karns (5-2) (4.06) vs. M Pelfrey (1-7) (5.30)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +105 / Seattle Mariners -115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Seattle Mariners could use a nice road win after losing six of their last eight games. The Mariners have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.72 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 86 hits, Nelson Cruz has 46 RBI and Kyle Seager has 13 home runs. Nathan Karns gets the nod, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Karns is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tigers have allowed 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.64 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 84 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 41 RBI and Victor Martinez has 12 home runs. Mike Pelfrey takes the hill, and he’s 1-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 0-1 with a 2.03 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 6-14 in their last 20 Monday games and 5-2 in Karns' last 7 road starts. The Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-9 in Pelfreys last 13 starts. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Neither one of these teams is in good form at the moment as the losses continue to pile up and the pitching staffs are allowing a truckload of runs. Might as well side with the over in this spot, especially with the over hitting in six of the last eight times these two clubs have played.