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Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Tuesday August 13, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
Detroit Tigers -136 / Seattle Mariners +126 O/U: 9
TV Channel
RTNW, FSDT
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The Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to begin their series.

The Mariners are coming out of a series versus the Rays. Seattle was swept in that one, falling 5-3, 5-4 and 1-0 over the weekend.

For Tuesday’s game, the Mariners will send out Yusei Kikuchi in the start. Over 123.0 innings and a 4-8 record this year, Kikuchi has a 5.34 ERA with 92 Ks and 41 BBs.

Over on the Tigers’ side, they just finished up against the Royals. Detroit started out with victories on Thursday and Friday but fell in the weekend games 7-0 and 10-2.

In the Tuesday matchup, the Tigers will go with Matthew Boyd as the starter. Across 140.2 innings and a 6-8 record so far, Boyd has a 4.16 ERA with 188 Ks and 33 BBs.

The Mariners are 5-0 in their last five versus the AL Central and 22-46 in their last 68 after a loss. Seattle is 7-22 in their last 29 Tuesday games and 10-34 in their last 44 road games.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 12-40 in their last 52 home games and 6-21 in their last 27 in game one of a series. Detroit is 10-41 in their last 51 overall and 1-5 in their last six Tuesday games.

Kikuchi has been sketchy lately, with two good starts (three earned combined in 11.2 innings) and two bad ones (13 earned combined in 9.0 innings) over his last four. He hasn’t gotten a win since June 23 either.

As for Boyd, he had a trio of pretty good outings but stumbled with five earned in 2.2 innings his last time out. He hasn’t won in a while either—July 4.

I’m not thrilled with either one of these staters (or teams, really), but I like Boyd a little better right now so it’s not a bad spot to take Detroit.

Pick:
Detroit Tigers -136

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