Mariners vs Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 5/12/23

Detroit Tigers (17-19) vs Seattle Mariners (18-19)

Game Info: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Matthew Boyd (2-2) (5.28) vs Marco Gonzales (2-0) (4.70)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +110 / Seattle Mariners -130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Mariners will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Mariners Preview

The Seattle Mariners are 18-19 this season and they have won seven of their last ten games. Seattle is coming off of a series loss to Texas, where they lost two out of three games. The Seattle pitching staff has a 3.37 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season. The Mariners offense has scored 157 runs with a .223 batting average and a .302 on base percentage. Jarred Kelenic is batting .294 with seven home runs and 17 RBI’s for the Mariners. The projected starting pitcher for Seattle is Marco Gonzales, who is 2-0 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 30.2 innings pitched this year. 

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 17-19 this season and they have won seven of their last nine games. Detroit is coming off of a series win against Cleveland, where they won two out of three games. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.33 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .236 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 132 runs with a .233 batting average and a .297 on base percentage this year. Riley Greene is batting .262 with three home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Matthew Boyd, who is 2-2 with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 30.2 innings pitched this season.

Trends

Seattle is 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 games. The under is 4-0 in Seattle’s last 4 games. Detroit is 7-2 in their last 9 games and 4-1 in their last 5 game one’s of a series. The over is 6-2-1 in Detroit’s last 9 Friday games. Seattle is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Pick

Both of these teams are playing very well right now and this should be a very entertaining series. Detroit has allowed a total of four runs in their last three games and they will have Matthew Boyd on the mound. Boyd has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but he did get shelled against Baltimore two starts ago. Seattle is starting Marco Gonzales, who started the year pitching very well, but has allowed eight earned runs over his last 9.0 innings. I like the Tigers to get the win here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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