Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Baseball Betting Action
The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this Thursday night with an enticing Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners matchup. The Twins are 3-3 in their last 6 matchups and will be vying to improve their AL Central lead on the road this Thursday night. The Mariners on the other hand, are 2-4 in their last 6 and are hopeful the home court advantage can propel them to a win. So what kind of matchup can MLB sportsbook fans expect this Thursday night?
Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners – Thursday, May 16th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
Stream: Watch ESPN, MLB TV
MLB Baseball Betting Odds:
|Twins||-1½ (+140)||9½ (-115)||-110|
|Mariners||+1½ (-160)||9½ (-105)||EV|
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) May 15, 2019
The Twins enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 27-15 record that pegs them as the best team in the AL Central. Additionally, that record gives Minnesota a 4 ½ game lead over the Cleveland Indians, their nearest threat in the division. Unsurprisingly, tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds are pegging Minnesota as the favorite on the road. However, the favoritism is rather slight, which favors fans looking to take Minnesota straight up this evening. To get this road win tonight, Minnesota will be sending Michael Pineda to the mound. So far this season, Pineda has amassed a 2-3 record as well as a 5.85 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. All in all, Pineda’s ERA isn’t that impressive so Minnesota’s batting will likely have to win them this one.
Players to Watch: Eddie Rosario (13 HR, 33 RBI, .247 BA), Jorge Polanco (8 HR, 19 RBI, .327 BA), and Max Kepler (8 HR, 19 RBI, .238 BA).
The Mariners swim into tonight’s matchup sporting a 22-23 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL West. At the present time, the Houston Astros lead the division with a 29-15 record, giving them a 7 ½ game lead over Seattle. Since Seattle suffered a lengthy 6-game losing streak a couple of weeks ago, they really need a strong push in the coming days. So do they have any shot of getting the best of Minnesota in this series? Seeing as how they’re starting Erik Swanson this Thursday night, it seems very unlikely. After all, Swanson is 1-4 this season with a 6.35 ERA as well as a 1.27 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Domingo Santana (8 HR, 37 RBI, .280 BA), Mitch Haniger (11 HR, 24 RBI, .231 BA), and Ryon Healy (6 HR, 24 RBI, .238 BA).
Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games played on a Thursday.
- Minnesota is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Seattle.
- Minnesota has posted a 9-10 ATS record when playing on the road this season
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle’s last 8 games against Minnesota.
- Seattle is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the American League.
- Seattle has posted a 10-10 ATS record when playing at home this season
Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners matchup? All things considered, the Twins are the best bet to make tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 8-5 Minnesota.