Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Seattle (-120)
Justin Dunn and the Seattle Mariners (21-20, 3rd in AL West) host the Detroit Tigers (14-26, 4th in AL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers priced at +110 and the Mariners are at -120. The over/under opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Spencer Turnbull and Justin Dunn.
Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .354 and have struck out 413 times, while being walked on 115 occasions. They have 136 RBI's in addition to 287 base knocks on the season, while their batting average sits at .222. The Tigers have compiled 43 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 36 baseballs out of the park. They have 139 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .289. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.5 runs per contest, which is 29th in MLB.
Tigers pitchers have surrendered 51 home runs in addition to 208 runs (27th in the league). They have walked 152 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.76 as a unit this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.45. The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.96 on the campaign (28th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 310 hitters.
The Tigers have dispatched 128 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 64 base runners this year and 35.9% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 8 saves for the season and have blown 6 of their 14 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 32 save situations. The relief pitchers have 17 holds on the campaign (21st in baseball). Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 39 times and also have had 29 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have converted 68.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,075 innings, which has them sitting 23rd in the majors. The Detroit Tigers have a total of 1,025 putouts this season, in addition to 346 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 27th in the majors, and have a total of 290 double plays.
Turnbull (9-25 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.71 and he has gone up against 1,079 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 243 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 98 free passes. His ERA is 4.49 (123 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.382. Turnbull has taken the ball for 246 innings and has 234 strikeouts thus far in his career.
Seattle has a total of 49 HRs so far this season as well as 161 RBIs. They have 63 doubles, while walking 136 times as well as putting up 166 runs. The Seattle Mariners have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .285 as well as a team batting average of .205 over the course of the season. The Mariners have a SLG% of .372 and they average 4.05 runs per contest (22nd in the league). They have struck out on 383 occasions (9th in the league) and are sitting with 264 base knocks.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.259 and have a FIP of 4.30 as a team on the year. They sit at 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 318. The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 182 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.19 (165 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.41 (308 strikeouts vs 128 walks). They have conceded 45 long balls and they concede 4.62 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
Seattle bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.5% out of their 61 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 50 times in high leverage situations and on 42 occasions with runners on. With 46 save situations, the Mariners have tallied 26 holds and also 8 blown saves. They rank 16th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 133 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Seattle has had relievers enter the game in 20 save chances and they have walked away with 12 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have twisted 42 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in professional baseball). The Mariners have racked up 385 assists, 25 errors and have accounted for 1,064 putouts on the season. In 3,192 innings on the diamond, the Mariners hold a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (10th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Dunn has allowed 52 base hits while he has totaled 67 strikeouts in 81 innings pitched. He has conceded 36 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.377 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.12 and he has faced 355 batters in his pro baseball career. Dunn (5-2 career record) is the owner of a 3.98 earned run average while giving up 5.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-120)
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