Heading into game three of this American League matchup, it will be Joe Ryan on the mound for the Twins (54-49, 30-23 home), facing off against the Mariners (51-50, 22-25 away) and Bryce Miller. Find out my prediction for today’s Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins game in Minneapolis.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS MINNESOTA TWINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +113
This game will be played at Target Field at 1:10 ET on Wednesday, July 26th.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE MARINERS:
- In their last ten games, the Mariners have a record of 6-4.
- As the favorite on the road, the Mariners’ win streak currently stands at two games.
- In Bryce Miller’s three most recent starts, the Mariners are 2-1.
SEATTLE MARINERS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
The Mariners enter today’s game with an overall record of 51-50 which includes going 26-35 against teams with above .500 records. As of today, they are 4th in the AL West. Across their 32 series, Seattle is 14-16-2 and have records of 22-25 and 29-25 on the road and at home, respectively.
The Mariners will turn to starter Bryce Miller, who has a 6-3 record this season. In 13 outings, he has a 3.50 ERA and 8.31 K/9 ratio. His FIP is 3.48 and his opponents’ OBP is .248.
Bryce Miller recently faced the Blue Jays, yielding one run and three hits over 5 1/3 innings. Despite not earning a decision, the Mariners emerged victorious with a 3-2 victory.
During their last five games, Seattle is the 11th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .250 and are averaging 5.4 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Mariners are hitting .232 with an OBP of .312 while averaging 4.5 runs per contest. This figure puts them 16th in the league.
The Seattle Mariners have seen Julio Rodríguez take the lead in home runs over their last five games, with three long balls. The outfielder has tallied 16 homers so far this season, and carries a .246 batting average.
WILL THE MINNESOTA TWINS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Through 103 games, the Twins have a record of 54-49. This mark includes going 15-13-4 across their 32 series. Currently, Minnesota is 1st in the AL Central and have a 30-23 record at home while going 24-26 on the road. So far, the Twins have gone 25-33 against teams with above .500 records.
Joe Ryan has been a reliable presence in the rotation for the 2023 season, boasting a 9-6 record and 3.88 ERA across his 20 outings. His WHIP stands at 1.05, with an OBP allowed of .263 and an impressive 141/22 strikeout to walk ratio. However, it is worth noting that Ryan has surrendered a home run in each of his last five appearances.
Joe Ryan earned a victory in his most recent outing, as the Twins topped the White Sox 9-4. The right-hander allowed four runs and seven hits over six innings of work.
The Twins have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 17 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 4th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 8th in home runs and 13th in slugging percentage. Overall, Minnesota is averaging 4.4 runs per game (18th).
The Minnesota Twins have been dealt a blow with the news that Byron Buxton will be absent from today’s game. This season, the outfielder has been batting .195 and slugging .418.