Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Justin Verlander
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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Seattle opens at +132 while Detroit opens at -142. The Mariners have a 10-11-0 over/under record and a 10-11-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 9-10-0 against the run line and have a 12-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 10-11-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 10-11-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 12-6-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 9-10-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/26/17 LF Mitch Haniger Oblique doubtful Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/25/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
04/25/17 3B Kyle Seager Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/03/17 P Rob Whalen Calf 10-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Elbow 10-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Appendix 10-day DL (03/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Steve Cishek Hip 10-day DL (03/31)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/23/17 CF JaCoby Jones Facial 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/21/17 SS Jose Iglesias Head 7-day DL (4/20)
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 8-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 9 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.52 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 202 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 152. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
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As a team Seattle is hitting .243, good for 15th in the league. The Mariners hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mitch Haniger is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .442. He has 27 hits this season in 80 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 199. Robinson Cano is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Mariners have 171 hits, including 39 doubles and 21 home runs. Seattle has walked 81 times so far this season and they have struck out 150 times as a unit. They have left 149 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.04, Justin Verlander has a 1-2 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 22.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.50 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.43. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 100 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 138 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Tigers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .400. He has 17 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 65 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 140. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 19 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Tigers as a unit have 163 base hits, including 32 doubles and 28 homers. Detroit has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out on 160 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.42 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -142
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