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Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Odds
The Mariners get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The match puts starter Kevin Correia for the Twins on the hill facing Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. Correia brings a 7-6 mark to the game, while Iwakuma is 9-4 to date on the season.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 13 in the American League and the Twins at No. 14 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
Minnesota was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Angels. They lost as +210 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Los Angeles staff and losing 1-0 to the Angels on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 10-1 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mariners endured a 10-1 loss at the hands of the Indians on Wednesday, with Joe Saunders throwing 4 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Safeco Field.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Twins at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
Minnesota at Seattle, Friday, July 26