The second half of the season represents a new beginning for teams who didn’t quite deliver the goods in the opening half of their season. That said, things can quickly descend into mediocrity once again if things don’t get off to a good start. The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners had less than impressive starts to the season, and neither have got their second half off to a very good start. They will have the chance to rectify that when they meet for a 4-game series in Detroit, with the second game set for Tuesday. Don’t forget to check for more sports betting odds by clicking here.
A Look at the Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Game Preview & MLB Odds
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 21, 5:08 PM
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Radio: ESPN 710, The Ticket 97.1
Opening MLB Odds: Detroit -112
The Seattle Mariners (42-50) had the daunting task of starting their second half on a 7-game road trip, but since they have been better away from home this season, there was probably some hope that things might go well. That was not the case, though, as they dropped 2 of 3 games in New York versus the Yankees. Making the result even more disappointing was the fact that they got great efforts from their pitching staff, but couldn’t find a way to get the sort of offense that could very easily have had then pick up a sweep. Since July 1, the Mariners has neither won nor lost two consecutive games, which suggests their next game, which would be the first in this series, would be a win. Taijuan Walker (7-7, 4.84 ERA) will be looking to bounce back on Tuesday after a rough start in his last outing.
The Detroit Tigers (45-46) went into the All-Star break on a 3-game losing skid, but got off to a good start in the second half by beating the Orioles 7-3. Things went off the rails after that, though, as they lost the next two, giving up 12 runs whilst only managing to put 3 on the board. The Tigers are now just 4-6 in their last 10 games, and find themselves 10.5 games back of the division leading Kansas City Royals. There is a lot of blame to go around with how the season has gone so far for Detroit, but a lot of fingers have to be pointed in the direction of the bullpen, as they have lost more games than they have saved to this point. Shane Greene (4-7, 6.32 ERA) will start for the Tigers on Tuesday as he looks to break out of a 5-game losing streak.
MLB Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit’s last 12 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 22 of Detroit’s last 25 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The deepest that Greene has gone during his losing skid is a little over 5 innings. He had been hot very hard, and is likely to suffer the same fate in this one, which means I like the Mariners to come away with the win.