Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

Minnesota Twins (20-14) vs Seattle Mariners (19-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Chris Paddack (3-1) (4.78) vs George Kirby (3-2) (3.29)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins +100 / Seattle Mariners -118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 8th at Target Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Mariners recent form and recent player performance 

-The Twins recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Seattle

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota

-Recent betting trends in games played between Seattle and Minnesota

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Mariners and Twins. 

Mariners Offense Impressed on Tuesday

The Mariners' offense scored 10 runs on Tuesday and that was enough for the victory. Catcher Cal Raleigh had a strong game, finishing with a home run and driving in four RBIs. Mitch Haniger also hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. In this game the offense is going to need to get out to a fast start early. The Mariners are averaging 3.57 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.26 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league while the pitching is the best in baseball. As a team they are batting .220 which is 26th in the league. Mitch Haniger has hit four home runs and driven in 18 RBIs. Getting the start for the Mariners will be George Kirby who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.76. In his last start against the Houston Astros, he went six innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Twins Pitching Struggled on Tuesdsay

The Twins offense scored six runs on Tuesday but the pitching was awful, giving up ten runs. Jorge Alcala really struggled, going two innings giving up four hits and four runs. The Twins pulled Bailey Ober too early, and that meant they had to put too much pressure on the bullpen. The Twins are averaging 4.59 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.15 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 13th. They are averaging 18 hits per game which is 16th in the league. Ryan Jeffers has hit six home runs and driven in 23 RBis. Getting the start for the Twins will be Chris Paddack who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 4.78. In his last game against the Boston Red Sox, he went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Carlos Santana has hit a home run in four of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog against AL West opponents.
  • Carlos Santana has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances with his team as an underdog against AL West opponents.
  • Max Kepler has scored a run in each of the Twins' last four games.
  • Chris Paddack has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his three previous home appearances against the Mariners.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one hit in each of the Twins' last nine home games.
  • Jose Miranda has recorded at least one Double in each of his last three appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Manuel Margot has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL West opponents.
  • Manuel Margot has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL West opponents.
  • Chris Paddack has recorded a win in each of his last three appearances.
  • Ryan Jeffers ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.598) this season.

Seattle Mariners Player Prop Facts

  • Cal Raleigh has hit a home run in four of his last five road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Mitch Haniger has recorded a hit in each of his last six appearances at Target Field against opponents that held a winning record.
  • J.P. Crawford has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances with the Mariners as road favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Mitch Garver has recorded a Single in seven of his last eight appearances with his team as a road favorite against AL Central opponents.
  • George Kirby has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances with the Mariners as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Luis Urias has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Dylan Moore has recorded a Double in three of his last four road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • J.P. Crawford has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Cal Raleigh ranks T6th in the league in Home Runs (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 1st in the league for doubles this season (75).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (349).
  • The Seattle Mariners rank 30th in the league for doubles this season (37).
  • The Seattle Mariners rank 30th in the league for strikeouts against this season (371).

Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Betting Prediction

I don’t trust either of these offenses, and that is going to be the difference here. Kirby in his last start gave up only one run. Paddack sits with an ERA of 4.78, but in his last start he gave up zero runs. The Mariners and Twins offenses are both going to struggle here, and that is going to be the difference here. There will only be three or four runs scored total, and that will be the difference. Back the under to cash here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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