Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners 5/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Marco Gonzales
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Marco Gonzales for the Mariners.
Detroit opens at +147 while Seattle opens at -157. The Tigers have a 19-21-1 over/under record and a 23-18-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 24-17-0 against the run line and have a 25-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 19-21-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 23-18-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 25-16-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 24-17-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/14/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Wrist 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/09)
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/16/18 DH Nelson Cruz Foot left last game, is OUT Wednesday vs Texas Rangers
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 19-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.21 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 136 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 341 base hits and 167 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 133 batters and struck out 305. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Detroit is hitting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .293. He has 33 hits this season in 136 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .360 and an OPS+ of 75. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Tigers have 369 hits, including 91 doubles and 36 home runs. Detroit has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 307 times as a unit. They have left 293 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 24-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.31, Marco Gonzales has a 3-3 record and a 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 41 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He allows 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 114 hitters and struck out 362 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .353. He has 52 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 113. Jean Segura is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 51 hits in 166 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Mariners as a unit have 353 base hits, including 78 doubles and 49 homers. Seattle has walked 117 times this year and they have struck out on 302 occasions. They have had 280 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 184 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -157
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