Coming off of a Spencer Turnbull no-hitter, the Detroit Tigers look to complete the three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The Seattle offense has hit a cold spell against Detroit, scoring one run in two games. Will the Mariners finally put some runs on the board, or will the Tigers continue their dominance? Let’s look at the MLB betting lines.
|Game: Detroit Tigers (16-26) at Seattle Mariners (21-22)
Location: T-Mobile Park
Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
|Detroit Tigers||Over 8||-105|
|Seattle Mariners||Under 8||-115|
Tarik Skubal will look to follow Turnbull’s fantastic performance as he gets the start. Skubal has yet to win a game. He has an 0-6 record and brings in a 5.73 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP in 33 innings. The lefty has gotten himself in trouble a lot by walking 17 batters and allowing 11 home runs. On the bright side, Turnbull did not have great numbers either coming into Tuesday’s start, but with a slumping Seattle offense and top-tier stuff, Turnbull was able to give Tigers fans something to be excited about.
Seattle ranks 21st with an average of 4 runs per game, and it has a team batting average below the Mendoza line at .199. Seattle’s offense currently stands on the shoulders of Mitch Haniger, who has been the Mariners’ only productive player. Haniger is batting .262, with 12 home runs, and 30 RBIs. Haniger shares the lead in WAR at 1.2 alongside J.P. Crawford. The Marines might press a little to try and produce and that is the last thing they need to do. Expect them to get a hit in this game and possibly score a few runs.
Logan Gilbert will most likely be Mariners’ pitching option. He has made one start in the big leagues. He is the No. 4 prospect for the Mariners, and this 6-foot-6 righty is expected to do big things in Seattle. In Gilbert’s major league debut against the Cleveland Indians, he gave up five hits and four home runs in four innings. He did not walk a batter but he did give up two home runs.
Given their recent performances, two players stand out, Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman. Grossman is perhaps the most productive player Tiger with four home runs, a .376 on-base percentage, and 18 RBIs. On the other hand, Candelario leads with a .291 average, alongside 13 RBIs, and three home runs. The Tigers rank 28th at 3.5 runs per game. They also rank 27th on batting average and 23rd in home runs with 40.
The weather will be slightly cloudy, with 58 degrees Fahrenheit. T-Mobile Park has a retractable roof, so it will not be a problem if the rain decides to interrupt.
Both offenses have been struggling and especially with the Mariners being no-hit, it is hard to trust them. In the MLB sportsbook, we are going to take the under once again.