Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks

August 17, 2012


A winning streak will be on the line for the Seattle Mariners on Friday when they battle the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field.
Nick Blackburn will be the starting pitcher for the Twins on this day. Righthander Blackburn is 4-8 this season with a 7.33 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Hisashi Iwakuma who starts for the Mariners. Righthander Iwakuma is 2-2 with a 3.73 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Tigers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -145 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Seattle was a 1-0 winner at home against the Rays. Bettors on Seattle at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.
Seattle has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 50-67 SU
Seattle: 55-64 SU

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

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 12 games on the road
Seattle is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Seattle home to Minnesota, Saturday, August 18

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