There are a lot of teams on a very good run of form in the American League at the moment, with 4 teams having won at least 7 games in their last 10. It is perhaps why we are starting to see some separation taking place in 2 of the 3 divisions in the NL, with the lone exception being the East, where the Rays are still managing to hold off the New York Yankees by the very slimmest of margins.
Elsewhere, though, the leaders are starting to open up a gap, including the Minnesota Twins, who have taken the Central Division by the scruff of the neck in recent weeks. They will start a 4-game series on the road versus the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, with the home team trying to recover some of the mojo that saw them jump out to a fantastic start. The Mariners have cooled off dramatically in recent weeks and are in real danger of losing touch with the Astros at the top of the division. It is the Twins who are favored by 1 ½, with the run total set at 9 ½.
How to Bet Twins vs Mariners MLB Spread & Game Preview
76 home runs this season.Homers in 10 straight games.We’re 15-5 when we hit multiple homers in a game! #TwinsWin #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/v8oX39Ah7G— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) 15 de mayo de 2019
- When: Thursday, May 16 at 10 PM EST
- Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle
- Starting Pitchers: Pineda vs. Swanson
- TV: ESPN+
- Radio: 710 ESPN
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Spread: Minnesota Twins -115 (Total 9.5)
Why bet on the Minnesota Twins?
The Minnesota Twins went through a little bit of a rough patch last week, closing things out with an unexpected sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. They followed that up by losing to the Angels to kick this week off, but they have since bounced back nicely to win 2 in a row and take the 3-game series with the Angels. That brings them into this series against the Mariners with a 27-15 record on the season, which has them sitting atop the AL Central, 4 ½ games up on the Cleveland Indians.<//p>
Minnesota have not relied too heavily on playing at home or on the road, as they have been solid wherever they play, coming into this one with a 12-7 SU record away from home. As a road favorite this season, the Twins are just 3-4 ATS. Minnesota will send Michael Pineda (2-3, 5.85 ERA) to the mound on Thursday night.
- Runs: 5.29
- Hits: 8.83
- Walks: 3.17
- Strike Outs: 7.36
- Runs: 4.05
- Hits: 8.31
- Walks: 2.90
- Strike Outs: 8.40
Why bet on the Seattle Mariners?
The Seattle Mariners absolutely stormed out the gate to start the season, but you always felt that they were setting a pace that was totally unsustainable. That has indeed proven to the case, as they have taken a massive fall from grace, going 4-6 in their last 10 games to take their season record to 22-23.
There are, though, some signs that they might be ready to snap out of their funk, as they come into this series off back to back wins against the Oakland A’s. While much of their recent troubles have come on the road, it should be noted that those 2 wins over Oakland took them to just 9-11 SU in their own ballpark. Where Seattle have been a decent bet is as a home underdog, where they are 9-5 ATS. They will start Erik Swanson (1-4, 6.35 ERA) in this one.
- Runs: 5.33
- Hits: 8.29
- Walks: 3.84
- Strike Outs: 9.71
- Runs: 5.60
- Hits: 9.29
- Walks: 3.33
- Strike Outs: 8.04
Twins vs Mariners MLB Betting Trends
- Twins are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games played on a Thursday
- Mariners are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games at home.
- Mariners are 14-7 against the money line after a win this season
- Twins are 27-15 (+11.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season
- Pineda is 1-1 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 5.71 and a WHIP of 1.500
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Twins vs Mariners
Both teams have returned to winning ways in the last couple of days, but something has to give here. I believe it will be the Mariners who get back to losing in this one, although I do think they will be able to keep it close and cover the spread.
Score: Minnesota Twins 5 – Seattle Mariners 4