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Nick Blackburn, Hector Noesi take mound in Mariners vs Twins tilt

Minnesota TwinsSeattle Mariners
May 6, 4:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Odds

7-19TEAM RECORD12-17

The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners.

Nick Blackburn gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 0-3 on the season. The Mariners, meanwhile, will counter with Hector Noesi, who will be looking to improve on his 1-3 mark.

View Minnesota vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mariners as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 11-rated Twins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seattle has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Twins average 8 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Seattle owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-0 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -186 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Felix Hernandez in a losing cause, 7-0, against Seattle on Saturday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Twins at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 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 13 of Seattle's last 19 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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to LA Angels, Monday, May 7
Seattle home to Detroit, Monday, May 7

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