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The Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Safeco Field.

The Twins will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Scott Diamond in this game. Diamond has a 5-9 record and a 5.53 ERA this season.

The Mariners will counter Diamond with Felix Hernandez. Righthander Hernandez has a 2.43 ERA to go along with a 11-4 record this season.

The Twins were an 8-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -188 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 43-56 SU
Seattle: 49-53 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Seattle is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Seattle is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Seattle home to Minnesota, Saturday, July 27