Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:10 PM (T-Mobile Park)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +115 / Seattle Mariners -135 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Tigers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 19 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 108 hits and 36 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 170 hits and 70 RBI. Daniel Norris gets the ball, and he is 2-8 with a 5.02 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Norris is 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 107 hits and 65 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 164 hits and 67 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 5.37 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 13-38 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series, 3-10 in Norris' last 13 road starts and 6-24 in Norris' last 30 starts. The Mariners are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Kikuchis last 5 home starts and 0-4 in Kikuchis last 4 starts. The Tigers are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Seattle and 3-10 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 8-1-1 in Kikuchis last 10 home starts. The over is 4-1-1 in Norris' last 6 starts overall.
Norris has allowed 21 hits and 12 runs in his last 14.2 innings, and he has a 5.28 ERA and .305 allowed batting average on the road. Kikuchi hit the rookie wall a long time ago, and that includes giving up 15 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 16 innings. A rough pitching matchup from a betting perspective, but backing the Tigers in any shape or form is a no go for me. The Tigers can't put together any consistent offense and remain by far the worst team in terms of money earned this season. You have a massive hole in your pocket if you've been backing the Tigers all year. Give me the Seattle Mariners by default.