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Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Preview

Minnesota TwinsSeattle Mariners
Aug 18, 9:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Odds

50-68TEAM RECORD56-64

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

It's a pitching duel between Jason Vargas for the Mariners (13-8 on the year) and Scott Diamond for Minnesota (10-5 so far).

View Minnesota vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-125 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 Mariners sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 13 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Twins have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Seattle owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Seattle on Friday at Safeco Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Twins at Mariners trends to consider:
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Seattle is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Seattle, Sunday, August 19