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The Detroit Tigers take on the Seattle Mariners tonight for the last game of the MLB season. Can Tyler Alexander shut down the Mariners? John Hyslop answers.

Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick, Odds: Can Tyler Alexander Shut Down the Mariners?

The MLB regular season is over after today. It's done. I for one am not sad. I made the most of this year by betting almost daily. Once football came back, I slacked a little bit but I never said I would bet baseball when football was back. I'm clean. What I did do was bet baseball all summer when we really needed it so I feel good about the way this season went down. You should too. But, as of right now, this season isn't over yet. We still need to end the season on a high note and I think I may have found the highest of high notes. We're talking a 3.5 guy with aspirations of being a 4.5 guy, going against a team that doesn't care one bit about today's game. This is what dreams are made of people. We should feel good about this one.

Mariners vs. Tigers Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 4:10 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB.TV

Mariners vs. Tigers Odds

Run Line: Tigers +1.5 (-124), Mariners -1.5 (+125)

Total: Under 7 (+120), Over 7 (+100)

Moneyline: Tigers (+170), Mariners (-165)

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Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Pick

Tyler Alexander Over 3.5 Strikeouts (+115) (Bet $100 to win $115)

*Odds available at DraftKings at time of publishing*

We're at DraftKings for this one since they have the best number and price. It's not even close either. FanDuel has this guy at 3.5 (-118) while Barstool is showing 3.5 (-107). I have no idea what the people at DraftKings are thinking here but whatever. It's not on us to set the lines. We just need to bet them. Seems simple enough.

Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction

We've had an up-and-down relationship with this guy all season. I'm pretty sure he's not quite a Circle of Trust guy but at the same time, he isn't exactly not a Circle of Trust guy. It's touch and go right now. Given that he's only got 56 strikeouts in 95.1 innings of work this season, he's clearly not a strikeout guy. The thing is, strikeout guys aren't saddled with 3.5s whenever they pitch. Everyone knows that.

Now even though Alexander isn't a K-man, he sure is doing his best impersonation of one lately. Over his last three starts, the guy has whiffed at least four people in all three. He's even gone five then six in his last two outings. The guy is pretty much on fire right now (for him). What's even better is the Tigers let him throw 90 pitches last time out. Even they want to see what he can do. This is good stuff.

Today he gets the Seattle Mariners who have qualified for the playoffs for the first time in a billion years. That game is on Friday. Imagine "showing up" for a game against the pitiful Detroit Tigers on Wednesday when you have your first playoff game in a billion years on Friday. This isn't a movie. Nobody does that. Grow up, Peter Pan. Over the last week, the Mariners have struck out more than any other team in MLB. We're talking 85 whiffs in just 263 at-bats. Tyler Alexander is getting four of them today. He just has to.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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