Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers 5-12-23 MLB Prediction, Best Bets and Odds

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers 5/12/23 – On Friday evening at Comerica Park, both Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers will take to the field. Seattle closed out their three-game set against Texas on Wednesday by losing two out of the three contests. The Mariners will introduce lefty Marco Gonzales into their starting rotation. Detroit completed their three-game series against Cleveland on Wednesday, taking two of three victories. The Tigers will start southpaw Matthew Boyd as a pitcher. The top baseball betting sites are expecting the Mariners to beat the Tigers.

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers

Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET

Location: Comerica Park Detroit, MI

TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers 5/12/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -118

Spread: -1.5 (+135)

Total: 8.5 over (-116)


Moneyline: +108

Spread: +1.5 (-155)

Total: 8.5 under (-104)

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Analysis

The Seattle Mariners have amassed 64 two-baggers as a team and hit 38 baseballs out of the park. Seattle currently owns a slugging percentage of 0.372 and have struck out 362 times, drawing walks on 122 occasions. The Seattle Mariners have scored an average of 4.2 runs per game this season, placing them 22nd overall in MLB. They have totaled 152 runs batted in and 274 hits throughout the year, putting together an average batting score of 0.223. They have scored 157 runs while boasting an on-base percentage of 0.302. 

The Mariners have converted 69.8% of balls in play to outs in 3,030 innings, placing them 11th overall among MLB clubs. The San Francisco Giants have amassed 1,010 putouts this season, along with 327 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at an incredible 0.991; second in pro baseball; and they have produced 24 double plays.

Marco Gonzales will get the nod for Seattle today. In his previous start against Houston, the southpaw held them to three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over six frames. Gonzales had an effective outing following his disappointing outing against Toronto when he allowed five runs on eight hits over three innings and had a 23:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio this year.

Detroit leads MLB with 30 homers this season and 129 runs batted in. Additionally, they have recorded 63 doubles while getting on base 104 times and notching 132 runs scored. So far this season, the Detroit Tigers have an OBP of 0.297 and batting average of 0.233. The Tigers currently boast a slugging percentage of 0.360 and average 3.67 runs per outing. 

The Detroit Tigers have completed 26 double plays to achieve an outstanding fielding percentage of 0.986. They have amassed 321 assists and 18 errors for an overall total of 966 putouts this season. Over 2,898 innings played, the Tigers boast an efficiency on defense rating of 72.7%.

Matthew Boyd will begin for Detroit tomorrow evening and has pitched five or more innings in each of his previous four starts while walking two batters or less each time. Boyd held St. Louis to three runs on five hits over six innings pitched and boasts an outstanding 23:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio this year.

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games. Seattle are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. Seattle are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Detroit. Seattle are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road. Seattle are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 13 games. Detroit are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games against Seattle. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games at home. Detroit are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle.

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Free Pick

Gonzales had a rough start against the Blue Jays in late April but he went 11.0 innings with four earned runs on 10 hits and four walks. Meanwhile, Boyd also struggled against Baltimore but has only posted five earned runs over 11.0 innings between his other two starts. Baseball online experts like this tend to feature low-scoring matchups, with Seattle often emerging victorious after close contests.

Free Pick: Seattle Mariners -118