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Tigers Have won Seven in a Row With Fulmer on the Mound

The Detroit Tigers have quickly turned their season around and are now one of the hottest teams in the MLB and sit just two games back of the once thought to be uncatchable Indians. The Tigers begin a series tonight against a Mariners team that is fighting to stay in the wild-card race.

SHARK BITES
  • The Tigers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against the American League.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Mariners' last 10 games against the AL Central.
  • The Tigers are 10-2 in their last 12 games.

Hisashi Iwakuma will get the starting opportunity for Seattle and will bring his 3.99 ERA and 12-7 record to this contest after an excellent start against the Red Sox in which he allowed no runs before being pulled from the game with one out in the seventh inning. The Japanese international has also gotten eight wins in his last 10 starts.

Michael Fulmer gets the start for the Tigers and will look to further solidify his campaign to become AL Rookie of the Year. The first-year hurler owns a 2.42 ERA and 9-2 record and if it weren’t for his late call-up to the big show, he would be a strong contender for AL Cy Young.

The Tigers have won seven straight contests with Fulmer on the mound and are probably kicking themselves they didn't call him up sooner.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Seattle was a -102 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-4.0 victory for the Mariners. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Mariners bring a 57-53 record to the battle against the 61-50 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Seattle Mariners) and the No. 4 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Seattle Mariners No. 10 ranked offense (4.67 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.58 runs allowed per game. The Seattle Mariners have been averaging 8.78 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (9.24 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Seattle has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

A Sanchez fanned 10 batters in a 3-1 loss against New York in the team's last game, played on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 3-1 final on Sunday in support of J Paxton at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Seattle, Tuesday, August 9th

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