Mariners vs Tigers Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/15

Mariners vs Tigers Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/15

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Detroit Tigers vs Seattle Mariners: Preview and Prediction

The Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners square off on July 15th in a dynamic American League matchup. The Tigers, with a 39-50 record, and the Mariners, with a slightly better 45-44, will clash at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. 

 

Detroit Tigers – Review and Analysis

Pitching Analysis

RHP Michael Lorenzen (#21) of the Tigers, holds a 4.03 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 87 innings, with 66 strikeouts and 20 walks. He has allowed only 11 home runs, indicating a strong defensive game, which could limit the Mariners' scoring opportunities.

Hitting Analysis

Spencer Torkelson leads the Tigers with 12 HRs and a .228 average, while Zach McKinstry contributes with a .247 average. However, the team's overall batting average is at a low .231, suggesting they might struggle to score runs.

Injury Report

As of now, there are no injured players reported for the Tigers, which means they are fielding their best roster for this matchup.

 

Seattle Mariners – Review and Analysis

Pitching Analysis

RHP George Kirby (#68) of the Mariners carries a lower 3.09 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 107.2 innings, with 89 strikeouts, 10 walks, and 11 home runs conceded. His stats show a potential to keep the Tigers' offense in check.

Hitting Analysis

Teoscar Hernandez and Eugenio Suarez lead the Mariners' offense with 15 and 11 HRs respectively. However, their overall team batting average sits at .233, not substantially better than the Tigers' .231.

Injury Report

The Mariners are currently dealing with the loss of Bryce Miller (SP), who is on the 15-Day IL. This could have an impact on their pitching depth.

 

Prediction

The under 7.5 runs seems to be the best bet in this matchup, given several factors. Firstly, both teams' batting averages are low, suggesting that runs may be hard to come by. Secondly, both starting pitchers have shown an ability to limit opponents' scoring, indicated by their respectable ERAs and WHIPs.

Further supporting this is the recent form of both teams, which shows a trend of low-scoring games. In the Tigers' last five games, they have averaged just over 3 runs per game, and the Mariners have averaged slightly less than that. These factors all point towards a low-scoring game.

 

Pick: Under 7.5 runs

 

Conclusion

Taking into account the current form of both teams' offenses and the quality of the starting pitchers, the under 7.5 runs seems to be the most viable bet for this matchup. While baseball can be unpredictable, the trends and stats make a strong case for this being a low-scoring game. So, get ready for a pitcher-dominated game and enjoy the strategic aspect of the sport at its finest.

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