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Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (46-55) at Minnesota Twins (52-48)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

J Happ (4-5) (4.27) vs. P Hughes (9-6) (3.79)

The Line: Minnesota Twins -140 / Seattle Mariners +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-North, ROOT-Northwest

The Seattle Mariners travel to Target Field to open a series with the Minnesota Twins.

The Seattle Mariners were hoping for better things when 2015 began but it looks like the team still needs to add a few pieces. The Mariners have been fading and the fade continued in Wednesday’s 8-2 defeat to visiting Arizona for loss number nine in eleven contests. Felix Hernandez was hit hard with seven runs plated on 12 hits including a pair of bombs over 6.2 frames to fall to 12-6. The bats mustered seven hits and walked twice with Franklin Gutierrez and Brad Miller driving in runs while Kyle Seager and  Austin Jackson scored. Left hander JA Happ will be on the hill to open a series with the Twins on Thursday. Happ is looking to rebound from an 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays where he allowed three runs on a hit and four BB over 1.2 frames.

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Twins have hit the proverbial wall and need to turn things around to regain momentum going forward. The slumping Twins fell to the visiting Pirates on Wednesday afternoon and now have just two wins in eleven contests. Starter Ervin Santana had thrown back to back shutouts before getting tagged for eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and four free passes through 5.2 innings of work. The Twins racked up 12 hits and walked two times with Miguel Sano going 2-4 with two runs driven in. Minnesota is slated to send Philip Hughes to the mound for game one of their series with visiting Seattle. Hughes was at his best in a 10-1 rout of the Yankees with seven shutout innings pitched.

The under is 12-3-1 in Seattle’s last 16 road games while the Mariners  are 2-8 in their last 10 Thursday games while going  1-10 in Happ’s last 11 starts on grass. The over is 16-5-1 in Minnesota’s last 22 games as a favorite and  is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games following a loss while the Twins are 7-1 in Hughes' last 8 starts. Both teams are struggling but the Twins are still in the playoff hunt…

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Minnesota -140

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