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Detroit Tigers host Seattle Mariners in baseball action

Seattle Mariners

Detroit Tigers
66-85 September 18, 2013, 07:08 PM | Comerica Park 88-63

MLB wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Seattle battle on Wednesday at Comerica Park as the Tigers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Justin Verlander gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 13-11 mark. In the other dugout, Hisashi Iwakuma brings a 12-6 ledger to the game for the Mariners as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

View Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Mariners were listed as 168 Underdog on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 10 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mariners, who rate a No. 28 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -265 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 6-2 on Tuesday behind a start from Anibal Sanchez at Comerica Park.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.02 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 10.11 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

A few Mariners at Tigers trends to consider:
Seattle is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 13 games on the road
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Detroit, Thursday, September 19th