Mariners vs. Tigers Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, August 31 (Offensive Will Thrive in Battle of Lefties)

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Carlos Santana.
Seattle Mariners designated hitter Carlos Santana. / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners sit 3.5 games inside of the American League Wild Card standings, but that doesn't mean they can take their foot off the pedal quite yet.

After defeating the Detroit Tigers 9-3 last night, the Mariners can lock up the series with another win over the lowly Tigers tonight. If they can pull it off, they'll have a chance to complete the series sweep on Thursday afternoon.

Let's dive into the odds for tonight's American League showdown:

Mariners vs. Tigers Odds, Run Line, and Total

Mariners vs. Tigers Prediction and Pick

After struggling for the span of a month, Mariners' starter, Marco Gonzales, has strung together two solid starts, allowing a combined two earned runs in his last 11.1 innings pitched.

He has an interesting matchup ahead of him tonight in the Tigers. Their offensive numbers certainly aren't impressive, but it's important to note that their OPS this season jumps from .596 against right-handed pitchers, to .695 against left-handed pitchers.

Gonzales will face-off against fellow left-handed pitcher, Tyler Alexander. Ironically, the Mariners OPS also increases from .691 against righties, to .713 against lefties.

So, with both bats having an advantage, and with the weather report calling for some heavy outward wind, I think we're going to see a lot of runs in Detroit tonight.

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.