Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will play host to the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field. This AL matchup will get underway at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports North.

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Minnesota (+130) is coming into this one as the underdog to Seattle (-140) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at Twins +1.5 runs (-170) and Mariners -1.5 runs (+150).

The Mariners are 30-20 SU and 28-21 ATS. They’ve gained 8.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.5 units against the spread (ATS). The Twins, on the other hand, are 21-25 SU and have gone 26-19 ATS. In total, the teams lost 3.9 units for moneyline bettors, but have gained 5.0 units ATS.

Seattle games have a 27-22 over/under record thus far in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 22-22-1.

Jake Odorizzi is getting the nod for Minnesota. The right-handed Odorizzi is 3-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 55 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Seattle this year (two starts).

The Mariners are putting the ball in the left hand of Wade LeBlanc (0-0, 2.65 ERA), who’s got 27 punchouts and five walks this season as well as a 1.12 WHIP. LeBlanc is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Minnesota this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.31, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 3.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.

The Seattle offense has produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .204/.279/.259 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Jean Segura has helped lead the Mariners offense this year with three home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 runs and 12 steals.

In the visiting dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.05 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.00 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.56, along with a K-per-9 of 9.40.

Twins hitters have slashed .239/.314/.396 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Minnesota’s hitters have been led by Eddie Rosario. Rosario is slashing .289/.312/.522 with nine home runs, 28 RBIs and 29 runs scored. He seemed to have some trouble hitting lefty pitching on the road in 2017. Over 91 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .267/.286/.372 (compared to his total season line of .290/.328/.507).

The Mariners are coming off a 2-1 victory in the prior game of this series.

Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in five of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Twins have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit six over their last 10.
  • Minnesota fielders have three errors over the last 10 games, compared to nine errors for Seattle over its last 10.
  • The Mariners have won six of their last seven games SU.