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Justin Verlander out to silence Mariners bats in MLB contest

Seattle MarinersDetroit Tigers
June 9, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Odds

32-30TEAM RECORD33-28

The Tigers get a visit from the Seattle Mariners in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-3 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Doug Fister, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Seattle vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-210 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers - Mariners odds would favor the Mariners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 6 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +145 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 7-4 in extra innings at U.S. Cellular Field.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Rangers on June 8. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 7-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Alexi Ogando at Rangers Ballpark.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Seattle at Detroit, Friday, June 10