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Baseball Matchup - Seattle Mariners Minnesota Twins Odds Preview

Minnesota TwinsSeattle Mariners
May 4, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Safeco Field on Friday as host Seattle battles the Minnesota Twins in baseball odds action.

The Mariners will rely on Jason Vargas to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Carl Pavano will be his counterpart for the Twins. Jason Vargas is 3-2 this season, and Carl Pavano is 1-2.

View Minnesota vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-140 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 7 in the American League and the Twins at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.3 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 9-0 result against the Angels on May 2. Bettors who backed the Angels at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Los Angeles staff and losing 9-0 to the Angels on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

The Mariners were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mariners were saddled with a loss last time out in Kevin Millwood's start, as they lost 4-3 against Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Twins at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Seattle's last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Seattle, Saturday, May 5