Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/14
Minnesota Twins (39-49) at Seattle Mariners (49-40)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Kyle Gibson (R) (7-7) (4.168) vs. Roenis Elias (L) (7-7) (4.185)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -140 / Minnesota Twins +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, ROOT-NW
The Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins play game three of four on Wednesday night.
The Twins have won just three of eight games in the month of July and are nine games below .500. As usual, the Twins pitching staff has really held them back, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in five of their last nine games. Overall, the Twins have the 27th worst ERA in baseball at 4.36. The Twins have lost 10 straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Willingham has six RBI in his last 10 games. Starting is Kyle Gibson, who is 7-7 with a 4.17 ERA and has 50 strikeouts in 95 innings. Gibson is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners.
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The Mariners have won six of their last nine games and are eight games above .500. The Mariners pitching has really held its own so far in the month of July, allowing three or fewer runs in six of their last seven games. Overall, the Mariners have the third best ERA at 3.16. The Mariners have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. Roenis Elias takes the hill, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.19 ERA and has 93 strikeouts in 109.2 innings. This is Elias’ second career start against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-5 in Gibsons last 7 road starts and 3-9 in Gibsons last 12 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mariners are 2-5 in Elias' last 7 starts as a favorite and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. American League Central. Twins are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle.
This total seems mightly low for two pitchers who haven't been great this season. With the way the Twins allow runs, the Mariners may take us over this total by themselves. Take the over.