Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Felix Hernandez
The Detroit Tigers head to Safeco Field on Friday, May 18, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +145 and Seattle at -155. The Tigers have a 19-22-1 over/under mark and a 23-19-0 run line record. The Mariners are 24-18-0 against the run line and have a 25-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 19-22-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 23-19-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 25-17-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 24-18-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/16/18 CF JaCoby Jones Hip left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Seattle Mariners
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 is "?" Thursday vs Detroit Tigers
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
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 19-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.35 this year. He has 39 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 365 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 314. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Detroit is hitting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Tigers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 48 hits this season in 152 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 133. Jose Iglesias is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 143 at bats. His OPS+ is 71 while his slugging percentage is at .350. The Tigers have 384 hits, including 96 doubles and 38 home runs. Detroit has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 326 times as a unit. They have left 300 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 24-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.66, Felix Hernandez has a 5-3 record and a 1.42 WHIP this season. He has 45 strikeouts over the 49.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 364 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 379 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .332. He has 54 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 110. Dee Gordon is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 54 hits in 168 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Mariners as a unit have 375 base hits, including 82 doubles and 51 homers. Seattle has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 317 occasions. They have had 298 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 194 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +145
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