Mining the Diamond: Tigers & Mariners Due to Cash in Monday’s MLB Picks

Swinging Johnson

Monday, August 14, 2017 2:54 PM UTC

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 2:54 PM UTC

Mining the Diamond ended the week in fine fashion with a 2-0 Sunday. Let’s review the MLB odds for tonight’s action and keep cashing those tickets.

Tigers (53-64, -11.0 Units) at Rangers (56-60, -1.8 Units)
  • Texas is 2-11 (-10.0 Units) when playing on Mondays this season.
  • Texas is 43-47 (-2.6 Units) against right-handed starters this season.
  • Texas is 39-46 (-7.3 Units) in night games this season.
  • Detroit is 17-14 (+1.8 Units) against left-handed starters this season.
  • Detroit is 6-5 (+2.2 Units) on the road when the total is 10 to 10.5 this season.
  • Detroit’s starter Michael Fulmer’s team record is 30-17 (+12.9 Units) in all games over the last two seasons.

Neither team is a postseason contender and both teams have struggling pitchers getting the start, but Detroit’s Fulmer pitched the greatest game of his career last season against the Rangers when he cruised to a complete-game shutout and allowed just four hits in a 7-0 Detroit victory at Globe Life Park.

Conversely, Texas starter Martin Perez is 0-2 when starting against the Tigers with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.38. Perez has also demonstrated he is no night owl as evidenced by his 2-10 (-9.1 Units) record in night games this season. Let’s grab the small juice as the visitors look primed to win this one.

Free MLB Pick: Tigers +103Best Line Offered: BetDSI

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Orioles (58-60, -4.0 Units) at Mariners (59-60, -4.8 Units)
  • Seattle is 9-2 (+8.1 Units) when playing on Monday this season.
  • Seattle is 11-5 (+3.8 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season.
  • Seattle is 9-6 (+2.4 Units) after three or more consecutive losses this season.
  • Baltimore is 12-27 (-15.0 Units) in road games against right-handed starters this season.
  • Baltimore is 12-21 (-9.0 units) on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
  • Baltimore is 24-34 (-11.4 Units) after a loss this season.

The Mariners are reeling after getting swept in a four-game set with the Angels. However, the Orioles may be just the elixir they need to get healthy. Baltimore has lost four of its last six and is 1-6 in all games played in Seattle over the past three seasons. Seattle’s Yovani Gallardo’s team record is 2-0 with an ERA of 3.20 and a 1.32 WHIP in his starts against the Orioles in his career while O’s starter Kevin Gausman brings the following trends to this start tonight:

  • Gausman’s team record is 10-20 (-11.1 Units) in road games over the last two seasons.
  • Gausman’s team record is 7-17 (-10.4 Units) in night road games over the last two seasons.
  • Gausman’s team record is 3-12 (-10.2 Units) in road games after a loss over the last two seasons.

We feel the MLB odds makers have the wrong favorite tonight and we intend to take full advantage by backing the home dog in our MLB picks in the opener of this three-game series.

MLB Free Pick: Mariners +107Best Line Offered: Bookmaker

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