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Michael Pelfrey out to silence Mariners bats in MLB contest

Seattle MarinersMinnesota Twins
May 31, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Odds

23-31TEAM RECORD23-28

The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Seattle Mariners on Friday in MLB betting action at Target Field.

Minnesota sends Michael Pelfrey out against Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners in this game. Pelfrey is 3-5 with a 6.85 ERA on the season, while Iwakuma is 5-1 on the year and has a 2.35 ERA.

View Seattle vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Mariners listed as favorites of 127 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 15 and the Mariners sitting at No. 13.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 8-rated defense.

In their last action, Seattle was a 7-1 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Seattle at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 7-1 final on Thursday in support of Felix Hernandez at PETCO Park.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 8-6 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Minnesota at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, an 8-6 final on Thursday in support of P.J. Walters at Target Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Mariners at Twins trends to consider:
Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Minnesota is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Seattle at Minnesota, Saturday, June 1

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