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Michael Pineda vs Kevin Slowey matchup featured in MLB action

Seattle MarinersMinnesota Twins
Sep 21, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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

Michael Pineda, with a record of 9-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Mariners, while the Twins trot Kevin Slowey to the mound in this one. He is 0-6 so far in 2011.

View Seattle vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this one will find them as +120 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mariners sit at an American League No. 13 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Seattle was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -112 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Mariners enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Twins on Tuesday, with Jason Vargas throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Target Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

A few Mariners at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle's last 11 games on the road
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Minnesota, Thursday, September 22

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