Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+115) Seattle (-147)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (15-26, 4th in AL Central) go to T-Mobile Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (21-21, 3rd in AL West). The line on this matchup has the Tigers priced at +115 and the Mariners are at -147. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tarik Skubal and Logan Gilbert.
As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 3.5 runs per outing, which has them at 28th in the league. They have racked up 143 runs while holding a team OBP of .289. The Tigers have compiled 43 two-baggers as a team and have hit 39 balls out of the park. They have accrued 140 RBI's and 293 hits for the year, while their team batting average is .221. Detroit has a slugging % of .357 and have been rung up 424 times, while being walked on 119 occasions.
The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 4.86 on the season (27th in the league), and their staff has rung up 318 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 155 opposing players and their FIP is 4.73 as a team for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.43. Tigers pitchers have given up 52 home runs and also 209 runs in total (26th in MLB).
The Tigers have dispatched 130 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 64 runners over the course of the season and 35.9% of those players ended up scoring. They have compiled 9 saves for the season and have not converted 6 of 15 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 34 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 18 holds this year (19th in the league). Tigers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 39 times in addition to having 29 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,156 innings, which has them ranked 22nd in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have 1,052 putouts this season, as well as 358 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which ranks 25th in the majors, and have a total of 297 double plays.
Skubal has thrown 65 frames and has 68 K's thus far in his career. Skubal (1-10 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 6.54 while facing 286 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.68 (41 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.400. He has given up 63 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 28 walks.
Seattle has tallied 50 HRs on the year as well as 162 runs batted in. They have notched 63 two-baggers, while taking a walk 139 times as well as putting up 167 runs. The Seattle Mariners have accounted for an on-base percentage of .284 as well as a batting average of .203 on the season. The Mariners hold a team slugging percentage of .369 and they are recording 3.98 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have been rung up on 391 occasions (9th in baseball) and have tallied 268 base knocks.
The Seattle pitching staff have surrendered 186 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.19 (169 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 48 homers and they surrender 4.61 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.256 with a FIP of 4.35 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.42 (319 strikeouts against 132 bases on balls). They rank 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 324.
Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.5% out of their 61 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations and on 42 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 46 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 26 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 135 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Seattle has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 20 save opportunities and they have come away with 12 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 42 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in the majors). The Mariners have 392 assists, 25 errors and have earned 1,091 putouts for the year. In their 3,273 innings on the diamond, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (9th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Gilbert has given up 5 hits while he has tallied 5 K's in 4 frames. He has surrendered 4 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and a FIP of 7.1. Gilbert (0-1 career record) has earned a 9.00 ERA while surrendering 11.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-147)
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