Twins vs. Mariners - 9/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (81-72) at Minnesota Twins (55-99)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Ariel Miranda (5-1) (3.88) vs. Tyler Duffey (8-11) (6.39)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +110 / Seattle Mariners -120 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Seattle Mariners could use a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss lately, but they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 183 hits, Kyle Seager has 96 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 38 home runs. Ariel Miranda gets the nod, and he’s 5-1 with a 3.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Miranda’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could also use a win in order to snap a rough seven-game losing streak. The Twins have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 17 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.11 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 163 hits, Joe Mauer has 49 RBI and Miguel Sano has 23 home runs. Tyler Duffey takes the hill, and he’s 8-11 with a 6.39 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Duffey’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Mirandas last 4 starts. The Twins are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Duffeys last 4 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Mariners are just a couple of games out of the last wild card spot and are in the perfect series against a team that's lost seven straight. Regardless of the pitching matchup, you have to like Seattle simply because it's still playing for something and the Twins can't buy a win right now. Give me the Mariners and the cheap line.