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MLB Game Preview - Mariners underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

Seattle Mariners

Detroit Tigers
66-84 September 17, 2013, 07:08 PM | Comerica Park 87-63

The visiting Mariners hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

Anibal Sanchez will take the mound for Detroit, and he'll carry a 14-7 record into the contest. Brandon Maurer gets the ball for Seattle; he's 4-8 so far this season.

View Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tigers as -300 Favorite on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 10 and the Mariners sitting at No. 28.

The Mariners were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Detroit on Monday at Comerica Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 10.11 hits per game. The Mariners average 8.21 hits per game, good for No. 27 on the list.

Detroit owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 5.01 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's No. 27-rated defense.

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

Next up:
Seattle at Detroit, Wednesday, September 18th