Teams who come storming out of the gate at the start of the MLB season often find it very difficult to maintain that level of play for an extended period of time. It is very often the teams that slowly gear up throughout the year and move it up a notch in the second half of the season who tend to be the last ones standing when the playoffs roll around. The reality here is that staying consistently good over a 162-game span is incredibly difficult, especially when you consider that winning 60-65% of your games is very often good enough to get in.
At the start of the season, the Seattle Mariners looked like a team that was totally unbeatable, but the wheels have since come off in extremely dramatic fashion. They are struggling very badly right now and look to be in very tough against a Minnesota Twins team that looks like a contender this year. The Twins won the opening game of this series, although not in totally convincing fashion, and are once again in as favorites for this one. The run total has been set at 9 ½.
Mariners vs Twins MLB Odds, Game Info & Prediction
- When: Wednesday, June 12 at 8:10 PM EST
- Where: Target Field, Minnesota
- Starting Pitchers: Undecided vs. Berrios
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Radio: WELY
- MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -220 (Total 9.5)
Why bet on the Seattle Mariners?
You hate to keep harping on about the collapse of the Seattle Mariners this season, but their fall from grace has been so bad that it really is tough to ignore. This is a team that is among the best in terms of offense, but it is their pitching that has totally let them down during this precipitous skid. The Mariners have now given up 427 runs this season, a number that is far and away from the worst in the league.
It’s why they can go on the road to a tough environment like Minnesota, score 5 runs and still find a way to lose, as they did in their 6-5 loss on Tuesday. Seattle is now 15-20 on the road and has just 3 wins in their last 10 games overall. They are 7-18 ATS as a road dog. At the time of writing, their starting pitcher for this one had not been announced.
- Runs: 5.14
- Hits: 8.36
- Walks: 3.74
- Strike Outs: 9.89
- Runs: 6.10
- Hits: 9.69
- Walks: 3.33
- Strike Outs: 7.67
Why bet on the Minnesota Twins?
If you want to talk about consistency this season, you need to bring the Minnesota Twins into the conversation. It can be easy to let up a little after opening up a double-digit lead at the top of the division, as the Twins have done in the AL Central, but Minnesota is showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas. With their win over the Mariners on Tuesday night, the Twins are now 7-3 in their last 10 games, which takes them to 44-21 on the season.
Their record at home has been nothing short of stellar, as they are now a very solid 20-9 SU in their own ballpark. They have already taken 4 of 5 from the Mariners this season, so you would certainly expect another win here. They will have Jose Berrios (8-2, 3.14 ERA) on the mound on Wednesday.
- Runs: 5.97
- Hits: 9.46
- Walks: 3.11
- Strike Outs: 7.75
- Runs: 4.23
- Hits: 8.37
- Walks: 2.78
- Strike Outs: 8.71
Mariners vs Twins MLB Betting Trends
- Mariners are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
- Twins are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season
- Mariners are 5-26 against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
- Twins are 44-21 against the money line in all games this season
- Milone is 2-0 when starting against Minnesota with an ERA of 1.93 and a WHIP of 1.000
- Berrios is 1-2 when starting against Seattle with an ERA of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.176
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
While this looks like a slam dunk on paper for the Twins, let’s not forget that the worst start of the season for Berrios came against the Mariners. I don’t see him making the same mistake twice, though, against this group.
Score: Seattle Mariners 2 – Minnesota Twins 6