Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins will do battle against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in a Friday night game. Fox Sports North is in line to televise this AL matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.
Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Odds
Seattle (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog against Minnesota (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Twins -1.5 (+125) and Mariners +1.5 (-145).
The Mariners are 22-24 straight up (SU) and 25-20 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.5 units ATS. The Twins have gone 28-15 SU this year and are 22-20 against the spread. In total, the club has accumulated 11.9 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 1.0 unit ATS.
Mariners games have an over/under record of 31-11-3 so far in 2019. Minnesota has an over/under record of 21-20-1.
Martin Perez will get the nod for Minnesota. The southpaw Perez is 5-1 with a 3.11 ERA and 46 strikeouts. This is his first outing against Seattle this year. He did make four starts against the Mariners in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record against them with a 3.86 ERA and 10 strikeouts.
The Mariners are handing the ball to lefty Marco Gonzales (5-2, 3.18 ERA), who has 42 punchouts and 16 walks as well as a 1.29 WHIP. Gonzales did not record a start against the Twins in 2018.
Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 8.08 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.31, along with a WHIP of 1.16 and a K-per-9 of 9.36.
Twins hitters have slashed .265/.336/.501 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Minnesota’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Eddie Rosario, who have combined to launch 21 home runs. Polanco is slashing .333/.398/.617 with eight home runs, 20 RBIs and 25 runs scored, while Rosario (.258/.293/.534) has produced 13 homers, 34 RBIs and 29 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff has allowed 5.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 4.63, a WHIP of 1.32 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.9. The bullpen has a 5.30 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 10.0 K/9.
The Seattle hitters are putting up 5.3 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .195/.263/.457 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Outfielders Domingo Santana and Mitch Haniger have paced the Mariners’ hitters so far. Santana is hitting .275/.347/.483 with eight home runs, 37 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Haniger’s line sits at .237/.325/.508 with 11 homers, 24 RBIs and 36 runs scored.
The Twins have lost 3.0 units and are 2-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to one that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Mariners have lost 2.8 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to two which went under the total.
Twins vs. Mariners Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – UNDER
- The over has hit in five of Seattle’s last seven games.
- Minnesota fielders have four errors over the last 10 games, compared to 10 errors for Seattle over its last 10.
- The Twins have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 19 over their last 10.
- The Twins have a team OPS of .837 this season, including an OPS of .846 against left-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS stands at .789 overall and .765 against lefties.