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Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers - 5/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers (20-23) at Seattle Mariners (24-19)
Date & Time Friday May 18, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Seattle Mariners -155 / Detroit Tigers +145 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Detroit Tigers (20-23) at Seattle Mariners (24-19)
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The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Detroit Tigers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least one run. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 50 hits and 24 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Leonys Martin have combined for 77 hits and 31 RBI. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.37 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 55 hits and 28 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 100 hits and 43 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 5.66 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 10-4 with a 3.09 ERA and 106 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 7-20 in their last 27 Friday games, 1-7 in Fulmers last 8 road starts and 4-11 in Fulmers last 15 starts. The Mariners are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. American League Central, 5-2 in Hernandezs last 7 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-1 in Hernandezs last 5 starts. The Tigers are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle, 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the Mariners are 11-4 in Hernandezs last 15 starts vs. Tigers.

Fulmer has allowed 11 runs in his last 10 innings and has an ERA of 4.95 on the road this season with an allowed batting average of .268. Hernandez is pretty much a shell of what he once was and has given up 15 hits and 10 runs in his last 10.2 innings. Hard not seeing an offensive game that puts up a combined double-digit runs. Give me the over.

Over 8

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