Monday night baseball brings this American League battle from the T-Mobile Park in Seattle, so we have prepared the best Twins vs. Mariners betting pick along with the latest odds update on MyBookie Sportsbook.
Seattle enters as a slight favorite at -125 with the odds set for Minnesota it +105. The total is set at 8.5. These teams have played three times this season, with the Twins winning two of the three games in Minnesota, including the last two contests.
Twins Blanked by Rays
The Minnesota Twins could not complete their sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays, blanked on Sunday, 6-0. The Rays took command of this game with a run in the third, two in the fourth, and two in the fifth. Cole Sands allowed five earned runs in 4.2 innings and the Minnesota offense produced just five hits, including two by shortstop Carlos Correa.
Minnesota leads the AL Central at 35-27, holding a 3.0 game lead over Cleveland. The Twins are 5-5 in their last 10 and are 15-13 on the road. Minnesota is averaging 4.57 runs per game, 13th overall, and they are 12th in runs allowed per contest at 4.16.
The Twins will start right-hander Chris Archer who is 1-2 with a 3.65 ERA in 11 starts. Archer looked outstanding in his last two starts, allowing one earned run in five innings in both outings. In fact, he has allowed a single earned run in four of his last five starts. Archer did not face Seattle the last time these teams met.
Mariners Bats Silenced by Red Sox
The Seattle Mariners were held to one hit in a 2-0 loss to Boston on Sunday. Luis Torrens had the only hit for Seattle, delivering a single in the fifth. Robbie Ray tossed seven shutout innings, but came away with the no decision.
Seattle is now 27-33, 10.0 games behind Houston for the top spot in the AL West. The Mariners are in the thick of the wildcard chase, 4.5 games out. The club is 6-4 in their last 10 and 13-12 at home. Seattle is averaging 4.20 runs per game, 23rd overall, and they are 20th, allowing 4.43 runs per contest. The homerun ball has been a serious problem for this staff, as they are allowing 1.40 homeruns per game, 29th overall.
Chris Flexen gets the start for the Mariners. The right-hander is 2-7 with a 4.35 ERA in 11 starts. Flexen has pitched well over his last three outings, allowing six total runs in 18.2 innings pitched. He has not allowed a homerun in any of his last three starts and has a 1.39 WHIP.
- 4-0 in their last four games following a loss.
- 2-6 in their last eight games after allowing two runs or fewer in their previous contest.
Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Pick
Seattle enters as the slight favorite in this contest, but Minnesota is the team to beat. Both Archer and Flexen have pitched well in their last outings, and that should be expected here as well. The difference is that Minnesota is a slightly better team offensively.
Plus, a factor to pay attention to in the series is going to be the bullpen. Minnesota enters with the 16th best bullpen ERA (3.94), while Seattle is 22nd overall (4.25). Neither starter is going more than seven, and it will be the bullpen that will ensure Minnesota earns the victory.
Pick: Take Minnesota Twins (+105)
Both of these teams were shut out on Sunday, but that is a rarity for the Twins, who had produced 30 total runs in their previous four contests. Seattle was putting on quite an offensive performance as well, as they had scored at least six runs in five of the last 10 games.
No one should expect this to be a slugfest, but nine or 10 runs is not a stretch at all. These clubs are averaging nearly 9 runs per game while giving up 8.59 runs per contest combined. Look for 10 total.
Pick: Go over 8.5 runs at -120.