Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/15/2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone vs. Spencer Turnbull
Mallex Smith and the Seattle Mariners (48-71, 5th in AL West) travel to Comerica Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (35-80, 5th in AL Central).
The Mariners have been a lousy option for baseball bettors, having gone 48-71-0 SU. The Tigers are covering 30.4% of the time, going 35-80-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a rough Under play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 71-43-5.
Seattle covers 35.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-35-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers are covering 28.1% of the time at Comerica Park, going 16-41-0 SU.
The Tigers have been an inconsistent Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 52-55-8.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/12/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/11/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/10/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/10/2019 Marco Gonzales SP Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/6/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/11/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/10/2019 Christin Stewart LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/10/2019 JaCoby Jones CF Wrist Out for the season
8/6/2019 Jeimer Candelario 3B Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/5/2019 Jordan Zimmermann SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/24/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 48-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone has a 1-7 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 68 strikeouts over his 74.2 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 470 hitters and walked 218 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,122 base hits and 604 earned runs. They have allowed 204 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 909. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.13.
As a team Seattle is hitting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 90 hits this season in 391 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .348 and an OPS+ of 76. Omar Narvaez is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 323 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Mariners have 976 hits, including 194 doubles and 184 home runs. Seattle has walked 424 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,179 times as a unit. They have left 804 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 573 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 35-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Spencer Turnbull has a 3-10 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 107.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 195 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,107 base knocks and 594 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 376 hitters and struck out 951 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .327. He has 99 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 95. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 108 hits in 379 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Tigers as a unit have 934 base hits, including 209 doubles and 108 homers. Detroit has walked 309 times this year and they have struck out on 1,128 occasions. They have had 782 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They have scored 3.65 runs per game and totaled 423 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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