Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners Game 1 - 5/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (20-15) at Detroit Tigers (15-21)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Marco Gonzales (3-2) (4.41) vs. Matt Boyd (1-3) (3.00)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +120 / Seattle Mariners -130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, RTNW
The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners meet on Saturday in Game 1 of a double header as a result of Friday Night's rainout.
The Mariners just finished up a set versus the Blue Jays. The two teams split the first pair of games, then on Thursday Seattle logged a dominant 9-3 win.
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For the Saturday's game 1, the Mariners will be going with LHP Marco Gonzales. In his 34.2 innings and 3-2 record this year, Gonzales has a 5.19 ERA with 38 Ks and six walks.
Heading into the Jays finale, the Mariners’ top hitter was Dee Gordon with 49 hits, 22 runs and eight RBI. On Thursday, Jean Segura put up four hits and two runs.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they played the Rangers this week. Detroit won on Tuesday but dropped the other two, each by one run.
For Saturday's game 1, the Tigers are rolling with Matthew Boyd in the start. Over his 36.0 innings and 1-3 record this year, Boyd has a 3.00 ERA with 26 Ks and nine walks.
Tops in hitting for the Tigers this year is Nick Castellanos, with 45 hits, 20 runs, 23 RBI and three homers. Jeimer Candelario is second on the team with 40 hits, 21 runs, five homers and 16 RBI.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last six versus the AL Central and 6-2 in their last eight in game one of a series. Seattle is also 4-1 in Gonzales’ last five starts and 1-4 in his last five starts with five days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 4-0 in their last four games following an off day and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. Detroit is also 28-62 in the last 90 overall and 6-21 in their last 27 versus the AL West.
Gonzales has been pretty solid overall this season, but he’s had his share of choppy outings here and there. Boyd has had a stinker or two of his own, but he’s also given up just one earned in four of his last six starts. With Boyd on the mound, I’m leaning slightly toward Detroit in this one.