Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 5/8/2024

The Seattle Mariners (20-16) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (20-15) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis and televised on RSNW. The Mariners are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Twins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mariners. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Mariners vs Twins

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Seattle cruised to a 10-6 win over the Twins in the most recent game of this series. The Mariners had a huge 1st inning, scoring eight of their ten runs. As for the Twins, they scored their only two runs in the 3rd. Heading into the game, the Mariners were at +135 on the money line.

Emerson Hancock got the start for the Mariners, going just four innings while giving up four runs and striking out two. He did not factor into the decision. Ryne Stanek got the win out of the bullpen, and Kendall Graveman got the save.

Bailey Ober only went five innings for the Twins, giving up two earned runs on three hits. Jorge Alcala got the loss.

Seattle is 20-16 overall and is 2nd in the AL West, trailing the Rangers by just a half-game. The Mariners are 4-2 against other teams in the AL West. This season, the Mariners have won six straight series, and they are 6-4-1 overall in series this year.

At home, the Mariners have gone 11-8 this year, and they are just above .500 at 9-8 on the road. As the favorite, the Mariners are 11-8 and 9-8 as the underdog. So far, they have dropped two straight as the favorite.

Seattle has been a .500 team against the run line this season, going 18-18. They’ve been slightly better on the road, going 9-8, compared to 9-10 at home. They’ve been a better bet as the underdog, going 10-7, compared to 8-11 as the favorite. Their average run differential in winning games is +3.2, while it’s -3.0 in losses.

The Seattle Mariners have been involved in games with a combined run average of 7.1 this season, and their over/under record is 9-25. The over/under line for their game against the Minnesota Twins today is set at 7.5 runs. So far this season, the Mariners have played in 18 games with over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, and their over/under record in games with a line of 7.5 runs is 3-8. In the game against the Twins, the over/under line was set at 8 runs, and the combined total was 16 runs, going over the line.

George Kirby Gets The Start For The Mariners

Right-hander George Kirby gets the start for the Mariners today as he faces the Twins on the road. He has made seven starts this year and has a record of 3-2 with a 3.76 ERA. Kirby’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.04, and opponents are batting .232 off him this year. Kirby has turned in four quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up just one earned run in six innings of work. In that outing, he finished with a no-decision. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Mariners offense has been one of the worst in the league, averaging just 3.8 runs per game (22nd). They have been even worse at home, averaging only 3.1 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .222 and are the league’s worst team in terms of strikeouts. However, they do have the 7th most home runs in the league.

Cal Raleigh and Mitch Haniger have been the team’s top power threats, as they are tied for the team lead with nine homers apiece. Haniger’s 20 RBIs are the best mark on the team, and he is also batting just .215. Julio Rodriguez has been a bright spot in the lineup, batting .255 overall and has gone deep once.

Minnesota will take on the Mariners today with an overall record of 20-15, which has them 3rd in the AL Central. The Twins are 2.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have gone 12-7 against other teams in the AL Central.

The Twins have really been playing well as of late, as they come in having gone 8-2 across their last ten games. At home, they are 9-8 compared to 11-7 on the road. As the underdog, the Twins have an overall record of 3-8 but have won two straight as the underdog overall.

The Twins have been a solid run-line bet this season, going 18-17 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 11-7 against the run line. Their average run margin is +0.3 runs per game, and they have been a good bet as an underdog, going 5-6 against the run line.

Minnesota’s over/under record for the season is now 17-17 after the over hit in their last game against Seattle. The combined runs in that game was 16, which was well above the 8.0 over/under line. Overall, the Twins’ games have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season, and the over/under line for their games has been set at an average of 8 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs this season, the over has gone 3-4 in those games. So far this season, 65.7% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Chris Paddack Gets The Start For The Twins

Chris Paddack gets the start for the Twins today and comes in with a record of 3-1 and an ERA of 4.78. Looking at his overall numbers, Paddack has made six starts, and opponents are batting .292 this season. Paddack has turned in two quality starts this year and is averaging 7.59 strikeouts per nine innings. The right-hander has been much better at home, coming in with a 1.29 ERA compared to 8.96 on the road. In his last outing, Paddack didn’t allow a run in six innings of work, picking up the win against the Red Sox.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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Max Kepler comes into the game on a nine-game hitting streak and has been even better over his last five games, going 8/17 with a home run. For the season, he is batting just .227, but his 10 home runs are 2nd on the team. Ryan Jeffers has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 5/17 with two homers in his last four games. Jeffers is batting .299 for the season and leads the Twins with 26 RBIs.

As a team, the Twins are averaging 4.6 runs per game, and they have been even better on the road, putting up 5.4 runs per contest. Minnesota is 11th in home runs this season and have the league’s 4th best Isolated Power figure. So far, they have been a below-average hitting team, with a team batting average of just .238.

Mariners vs Twins Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Mariners vs. Twins matchup is to take the Twins on the money line, with the payout sitting at -103. We have the Twins winning this one by a final score of 5-4.

Looking at today’s starters, Chris Paddack is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for seventh among starters. As for George Kirby, he is projected to finish with six K’s, which is sixth best.

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