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Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Baseball Betting Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith

The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this Friday night with an intriguing Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners matchup. The Twins enter tonight’s matchup riding a 3 game winning streak following their dominant 11-6 win over Seattle last night. The Mariners on the other hand, are 2-5 in their last 7 and are clearly having a tough time getting out of this rut. Does this mean sportsbook betting fans should take Minnesota on the road this evening?

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners – Friday, May 17th     

When: 10:10 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Twins -1½ (+140) 9 (EV) -106
Mariners +1½ (-160) 9 (-120) -104
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Minnesota Twins          

The Twins enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 28-15 record that ranks them as the best team in the AL Central. At the present time, Minnesota owns a 4 ½ game lead over the 2nd seeded Cleveland Indians. Although that’s a decent gap, Minnesota will undoubtedly be looking to build on it in the coming days. Seeing as how they absolutely demolished Seattle in last night’s matchup, it stands to reason that they’ll be able to pick up another road win this Friday night.

However, last night’s success came largely at the expense of Eric Swanson, who started the game for Seattle. In just three innings, Swanson allowed 8 of Minnesota’s 11 runs on the night. Clearly the Mariners need someone stronger at the start if they’re to stand a chance of upsetting Minnesota. Tonight the Twins will be starting Martin Perez. So far this season, Perez has a 5-1 record as well as a 3.11 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Eddie Rosario (13 HR, 34 RBI, .258 BA), Jorge Polanco (8 HR, 20 RBI, .333 BA), and Max Kepler (9 HR, 20 RBI, .233 BA).

Seattle Mariners   

After last night’s loss, Seattle has now fallen to 22-24. That losing record ranks Seattle 2nd overall in the AL West, placing them a whopping 8-games behind the division leading Astros. All in all, Seattle was finding success early on but have been unable to shake their recent woes. Coming off such a decisive loss, Seattle needs to give their fans something to root for this evening. The man tasked with riling up the home crowd is none other than Marco Gonzales. Gonzales enters tonight’s matchup with a 5-2 record as well as a 3.18 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. With Gonzales on the mound, Seattle might have a chance at upsetting Minnesota.

Players to Watch: Domingo Santana (8 HR, 37 RBI, .275 BA), Mitch Haniger (11 HR, 24 RBI, .237 BA), and Ryon Healy (7 HR, 25 RBI, .239 BA).

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Minnesota are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games this season.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
  • Minnesota has posted a 10-10 ATS record when playing on the road.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
  • Seattle are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games.
  • Seattle has posted a 10-11 ATS record when playing at home.

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting  fans take in this Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners matchup? Tonight’s odds are much more even-sided, making either side a great straight up pick. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-4 Minnesota.