Twins at Mariners 5/16/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners
MLB: 10:00 PM EST
May. 16, 2019
Latest Odds : MIN -107 O/U 9
The Minnesota Twins head to the Pacific Northwest on Thursday to open a four-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners. Minnesota snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-3 win on Tuesday over the Los Angeles Angels. The Twins’ Mitch Garver belted a two-run home run and tagged Shohei Ohtani out at home when the Angels DH was attempting to tie the score in the eighth, but left with an injury and his status is unknown.
Seattle won its second straight on Tuesday with a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Mitch Haniger, Daniel Vogelbach and Tim Beckham each homered for Seattle while Roenis Elias escaped a base-loaded jam to help lead Mariners to the win.
Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with a .327 batting average and hits with 50. Eddie Rosario leads in home runs with 13 and RBIs with 33. Minnesota has a .261 batting average while opponents are batting .242. On Thursday, the Twins will send Michael Pineda to the mound. The right-hander is 2-3 with an ERA of 5.85, 35 Ks and 9 BBs.
Dee Gordon leads Seattle with a .304 batting average. Edwin Encarnacion leads Seattle in home runs with 12, while Domingo Santana leads the Mariners in RBIs with 37 and in hits with 49. Seattle is averaging .242 at the plate while opposing hitters are averaging .263. On Thursday, the Mariners will send Erik Swanson to the mound. The right-hander is 1-4 with an ERA of 6.35, 21 Ks and 5 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Minnesota is 4-1 in its last 5 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Twins last 6
Seattle is 4-12 in its last 16
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Mariners last 8
Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Twins -107
Although Minnesota has not fared well of late against Seattle, this season the Twins are atop the American League Central at 26-15 and own a 12-7 record on the road, while Seattle has fallen to 22-23 and seven games behind first place Houston in the AL West and are just 9-11 at home. Seattle has lost 10 of its last 14 at home. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win 6-4.