Saturday, August 28, 2010

Twins vs Mariners Baseball Handicapping

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A winning streak will be on the line for the Minnesota Twins on Saturday when they battle the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
Righthander Nick Blackburn will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Blackburn is 7-8 this season with a 6.36 ERA.
Blackburn's opponent in this one will be Doug Fister. The Mariners righthander has a 3.87 ERA to go along with a 4-9 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 107-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in as the Twins defeated the Mariners 6-3 on Friday. The Twins won that game as -130 favorites, while the teams played OVER the posted over/under (7) set by sportsbooks.
Scott Baker improved to 12-9 with the victory, scattering five hits and two runs over his 6 2-3 innings.
Jason Vargas gave up nine hits and five runs over six innings in a losing effort.
Current streak:
Minnesota has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Minnesota: 74-55 SU
Seattle: 50-78 SU
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Minnesota is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Minnesota is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Next up:
Seattle home to Minnesota, Sunday, August 29

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