Twins vs. Mariners Prediction
Can the Seattle Mariners continue their recent hot streak when they play host to the Minnesota Twins tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 25, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: FSN (Min); RTNW (Sea)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners at favored at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. Minnesota is getting a money line of +170 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 7 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent of the wagers going on Seattle at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Minnesota win streak ends
The Twins had a three-game win streak snapped on Wednesday in a loss at home to Detroit. Minnesota is now 21-24 overall with a 10-12 record on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.18 runs per game this season while allowing 4.53 runs per contest.
Fernando Romero gets the start for Minnesota tonight. He is 2-0 through his four starts this year with a 1.66 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Romero has pitched 21.2 innings this season and has 22 strikeouts with 11 walks.
Seattle rolling along
The Mariners are coming off a 4-3 loss at Oakland on Thursday, but they had won five straight prior to that. Seattle is now 29-20 overall and 12-10 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.45 runs per game this season while giving up 4.29 runs per contest.
James Paxton gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is 3-1 through his first 10 starts of the season and has a 3.30 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP. Paxton has pitched a total of 62.2 innings this year and has 79 strikeouts with 20 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 7-2 in their last nine road games, but just 3-9 in their last 12 series openers. They have also lost six straight games following a day off.
The Mariners have won nine of their last 10 games following a loss and four of their last five against AL Central opponents. They also have won nine of their last 13 series openers.
Seattle has the momentum coming in and I think it will continue against this inconsistent Minnesota team. Romero has some impressive numbers, but he has limited starts and his numbers are boosted by two scoreless efforts in his first two outings. I think Seattle will do enough to score on him while Paxton locks up the Twins lineup.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -180