Mariners vs. Twins Pick
Can the Minnesota Twins continue their winning start when they host the Seattle Mariners today at 2:10PM ET?
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: Target Field – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Weather: Sunny, 28 degrees, 12mph Winds
Time: 2:10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Minnesota is favored at home today, as the Twins are getting odds of -160 to win against Seattle. The Mariners are getting a money line of +140 at home. The over/under total is currently listed at 8 runs.
The pitching matchup tonight features Jose Berrios on the mound for Minnesota to face Mike Leake of the Mariners. Berrios pitched a complete-game gem against the Orioles on Sunday, allowing just three hits and one walk with no runs and six strikeouts. Leake pitched well against the Indians at home on Sunday, allowing just two runs and five hits over seven innings.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public betting for this game is behind the Twins. Minnesota is getting 69 percent of the wagers at home against the Mariners.
Minnesota has nobody new listed on the injury report for today’s contest. Seattle DH Nelson Cruz is on the 10-day DL with an oblique strain.
The Twins opened the series on Thursday with a 4-2 victory over Seattle. Minnesota was down 2-0 after the first inning, but then rallied to score four runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Mitch Garver and Eddie Rosario each had a home run late to put Minnesota over Seattle. Miguel Sano also homered in the win and had two RBI.
Kyle Gibson got the start for the Twins and allowed one earned run over 4.1 innings. The Minnesota bullpen pitched 4.2 innings and allowed just one hit. James Paxton allowed two runs over five innings of work for the Mariners, but the Seattle pen gave up two runs over 3 innings. Jean Segura and Daniel Vogelbach each had two hits for the Mariners.
Minnesota has surprisingly looked pretty good so far and their starting pitching has held up pretty well. Berrios had an amazing start against the Orioles but I don’t think he will be able to match that today. Still, he should be strong enough to lead the Twins past the Mariners.
MLB PREDICTIONS: MINNESOTA TWINS -160