Mariners vs. Twins Pick
Will the Minnesota Twins be able to salvage their home series with the Seattle Mariners when the two meet up again today at 2:10PM ET?
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Location: Target Field – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Weather: Cloudy, 31 degrees, 9mph Winds
Time: 2:10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Minnesota is favored at home today, as the Twins are getting odds of -135 to win against Seattle. The Mariners are getting a money line of +115 at home. The over/under total is currently listed at 8.5 runs.
The pitching matchup today has Marco Gonzales on the mound for the Mariners to face Lance Lynn of the Twins. Gonzales pitched 6.1 innings at San Francisco on Tuesday and allowed three runs on six hits while picking up a win. Lynn pitched four innings on Monday against the Pirates, allowing five runs over four innings with six walks. He took the loss.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public betting for this game is behind the Twins. Minnesota is getting 53 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.
Minnesota took the first game of the series on Thursday, 4-2, but the Mariners bounced back on Saturday with an 11-4 victory. The Mariners managed to light up the Twins’ pitching on Saturday. They racked up 12 hits and a pair of home runs. Ryon Healy drove in three runs to lead the way while Kyle Seager, Dee Gordon and Guillermo Heredia each had two RBI.
Mike Leake pitched five innings, allowing two runs on three hits to get his second win. Jose Berrios allowed five runs over 4.2 innings on six hits to take the loss for the Twins. The Minnesota bullpen then allowed six runs over 4.1 innings. Joe Mauer and Eddie Rosario each had two hits for the Twins in the loss.
Seattle managed to light up the Minnesota pitching on Saturday and I think that could carry over into Sunday. The Twins won’t have a great number of arms available, which will force Lynn to have to pitch deep into the game. He struggled with walks in his first start, so I think Seattle is primed to get a big scoring inning early in the game and ride that to a win.
MLB PREDICTIONS: SEATTLE MARINERS +115