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Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Predictions

Key Stat: The Tigers are one of the most conservative teams at home

Tip Reasoning

  • The Mariners tend to do the bare minimum and win games this year
  • The Tigers average just 3.32 runs per game in 2022
  • Logan Gilbert (10-5) throws pretty well this season

There is only one thing to bear in mind when talking about the DET Tigers this year and that’s their horrendous offensive stats. They are the worst team attacking team in the League averaging just 3.32 runs per game in 2022. Even at home they go as many as 3.55 runs on average. The Tigers relied much on their pitchers when playing at Comerica Park, but this didn’t help them throughout the course of the season as they are 13th with 28 wins and 37 losses. The team rarely makes an impressive display of skills and stops one of the Playoffs contenders, but they at least don’t tend to suffer huge defeats in front of their own fans.

On the other hand, the SEA Mariners have been one of the best away sides in the American League this year. They come in 2nd place with 37 wins and 30 losses most of which were accumulated during their peak in the summer. The Mariners, however, also seem to be quite conservative as they shine bright mainly due to their consistency in the clutch moments of their matches. On top of that, their pitchers have been playing great lately which gave them the edge not once throughout the past couple of weeks. Furthermore, they will have Logan Gilbert (10-5) in the starting line-up as he has been one of the most improved players in Seattle this year. We think that this game will once again be a tight one and we will finally see an “Under” at Comerica Park.

Tip Reasoning

Key Stat: The White Sox should take advantage of the situation

  • The White Sox still have a small chance to fight for a Wild Card spot
  • The Royals have selected Daniel Mengden to pitch in Game 3
  • Johnny Cueto (6-6) has to prove his worth on Thursday

The Chicago White Sox have had one huge flaw this season and this was their performance at Guaranteed Rate Field. Unfortunately for their fans, the team trails back in 10th place with just 31 wins out of 66 games played at home. However, the White Sox still have some futuristic chances to make it into the Wild Card spots which should further give them some motivation ahead of the upcoming series. A win on Thursday will certainly transfer into a greater boost of confidence and we think they will aim just for that.

The White Sox will have Johnny Cueto (6-6) in the starting line-up against the Royals. The 36-year-old starting pitcher from the Dominican Republic has been slightly underperforming this season averaging a 2.98 ERA and 1.17 WHIP as he lacks some luck in the decisive moments of the matches. However, he shouldn’t have any troubles against Daniel Mengden who hasn’t played since June. He is a relief pitcher for the Royals and he rarely gets the opportunity to start in the MLB. Hence, we will confidently pick the White Sox on Thursday, hoping they can stay put and deliver big time offensively.

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