Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

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The Seattle Mariners are set to host the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field. Fox Sports North will be televising this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners Odds

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Seattle (+100) is coming into this one as the underdog to Minnesota (-110) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Runline odds stand at +135 for taking the Twins -1.5 runs and -155 for the Mariners +1.5.

The Mariners are 31-20 SU and 28-22 ATS. They’ve gained 9.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.5 units against the spread (ATS). Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Twins have gone 21-26 SU this year and are 27-19 ATS. In total, the teams lost 4.8 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 6.0 units ATS. Minnesota’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Seattle games have had an over/under record of 27-23 so far in 2018. Minnesota has an over/under record of 22-23-1.

Jose Berrios will get the nod for Minnesota. The right-handed Berrios is 5-4 with a 3.82 ERA and 59 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 9.64 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners are putting the ball in the right hand of Mike Leake (4-3, 5.46 ERA), who’s got 37 strikeouts and 16 walks as well as a 1.46 WHIP. Leake is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA against Minnesota this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have yielded 4.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.28, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 3.57 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10.3 K/9.

Seattle’s offense has produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.1 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .220/.288/.310 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon have led the Mariners batters this year. Segura is hitting .324/.341/.465 with four home runs, 34 RBIs, 36 runs and 12 stolen bases, while Gordon is batting .304 with 56 hits, 13 RBIs, 25 runs and 16 steals.

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.07 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.92 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.45, along with a WHIP of 1.30 and a K-per-9 of 9.26.

Twins hitters have slashed .238/.312/.392 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar have led Minnesota’s hitters. Rosario is slashing .292/.314/.524 with nine home runs, 29 RBIs and 29 runs scored, while Escobar is slashing .269/.321/.491 with seven homers, 22 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

Putting up a slash line of .235/.282/.380 across 195 plate appearances, Rosario seemed to take a step back when hitting righties on the road last season (compared to his total season line of .290/.328/.507).

The Twins have lost 5.3 units and are 19-15 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 17 of those games, compared to 16 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 9.1 units and are 19-14 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 20 of those games, compared to 13 that’ve gone under.

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The Twins have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit eight over their last 10.
  • Minnesota has recorded 17.4 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.8 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have won seven of their last eight games SU.