Mariners at Tigers - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (42-50) at Detroit Tigers (45-45)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
J Happ (4-5) (4.14) vs. A Simon (8-6) (4.53)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -112 / Seattle Mariners +102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-DET
The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Mariners have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 103 hits and 53 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 76 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight road games. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.84 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. This will be Walker’s second career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tigers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Yoenis Cespedes leads Detroit with 105 hits and 52 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler have combined for 99 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last nine home games. Alfredo Simon takes the hill, and he’s 8-6 with a 4.53 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Simon is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League Central and 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Simons last 5 starts. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I have more faith that the Tigers are going to turn things around quicker than the Mariners. When you add Detroit at home and the small chalk, I like the home team.