Mariners vs. Tigers - 8/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (61-51) at Seattle Mariners (58-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
D Norris (1-0) (4.85) vs. W LeBlanc (1-0) (4.31)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -114 / Detroit Tigers +104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Detroit Tigers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Tigers have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Detroit Tigers offense has been hot in the second half, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 133 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 74 RBI and Victor Martinez has 19 home runs. Daniel Norris gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Norris is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 131 hits, Kyle Seager has 68 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 27 home runs. Wade LeBlanc takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.31 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be LeBlanc’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in Norris' last 9 starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in LeBlancs last 5 starts. The Tigers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both clubs are playing extremely well right now and are eyeing a late push for the AL wild card. So, in a game where both teams are hot and the prices are cheap, I'm going to side with the Mariners at home, a team that's won four straight.