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Moneyline favors Tigers in battle with Mariners

Seattle Mariners

Detroit Tigers
67-85 September 19, 2013, 01:08 PM | Comerica Park 88-64

Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

For the Tigers, Doug Fister gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face James Paxton, 2-0 on the year.

View Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Detroit sat as -193 Favorite earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

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.

The Mariners were an 8-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Hisashi Iwakuma chucked 8 shutout innings at the Tigers in their last game, striking out 6 in an 8-0 win against Detroit in baseball action at Comerica Park.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 2 ranked offense (4.99 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 27 at 4.67 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 10.07 hits per game, more than the Mariners have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Detroit owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 4.99 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 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Seattle is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Anaheim, Friday, September 20th
Detroit at Chicago, Friday, September 20th