Seattle @ Detroit Pro Baseball Odds Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on June 22, 2016 in

One of the toughest things to do in major league baseball is to maintain a high level of consistency throughout the entire 162-game season. That is why some teams come flying out of the gates, only to end up struggling in the second half, while others start slow and finish strong. It’s an incredibly long season, and all any team can really hope to do is stay within a few games of the lead of their respective divisions. The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers are both having consistency problems, but it could be argued that they are both still hanging around with the teams at the top, albeit with varying degrees of success. These two teams are in the midst of a 4-game series in Detroit right now, and it will come to a close with a Thursday matinee game. The Tigers have won the first two, and may end up being the mlb betting line favorite for this one, but you can bet that the Mariner will be looking to salvage something from this series.

How To Bet the Mariners @ Tigers MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, June 23 at 1:10 PM EST
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
Starting Pitchers: Mariners: Adrian Sampson (1-0) vs. Tigers: Daniel Norris (0-0)
TV: FS-D, ROOT Sports
Radio: Tigers and Mariners
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo

Why bet on the Seattle Mariners

It wasn’t so very long ago that the Seattle Mariners (36-35) were sitting quite pretty at 7 games above .500, but they have gone through a horrible stretch of games of late, going just 2-8 in their last 10. Surprisingly enough, it has been their pitching that has let them down during this run. They are 7th in the MLB in team ERA, but they will continue to slide down the rankings if they cannot pull it together in the coming weeks. The fact that they are top 10 in ERA and runs scored suggests that this is a balanced team going though one of those tough stretches that every team faces at least once during the course of a long season. Adrian Sampson (0-1, 7.71 ERA) will take to the mound for the Mariners.

Why bet on the Detroit Tigers

The AL Central is proving to be a tight race, and the Detroit Tigers (36-35) are doing a nice job of staying in the picture. They are 4.5 games back of Cleveland at the moment, but have put together a winning month of June so far with a 12-8 record. They have a tendency to get dragged into slugfests, as their offense is all too often asked to bail out a struggling pitching staff. The Tigers are top 10 in runs scored, but are way down in 25th in team ERA, which perfectly highlights their plight. If they can stay with the leaders in the division, they may consider making some pitching moves at the trade deadline. Daniel Norris (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for the Tigers.

My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Daniel Norris has only pitched a single inning of ball this season, and you have to believe that he is going to be rusty. That, I believe, opens the door for the Mariners in this one.

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