|The Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Safeco Field. |
The Twins will give the ball to ace starter Scott Baker in this one. Righthander Baker is 11-9 this season with a 4.63 ERA.
The Mariners will counter Baker with Jason Vargas. Lefthander Vargas has a 3.43 ERA to go along with a 9-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 132-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Delmon Young cracked a three-run homer to power the Twins in a 6-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday, as +130 underdogs. That game's 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.
Francisco Liriano allowed five hits and two runs over seven innings to earn the win for the Twins.
The Mariners earned a split of their doubleheader on Wednesday, as they defeated the Red Sox 4-2 in the backend. The Mariners won that game as a -110 pick?em, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.
Jose Lopez led the Mariners with a pair of runs batted in, and Felix Hernandez evened his record to 10-10 with the victory.
Minnesota: 73-55 SU
Seattle: 50-77 SU
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Seattle home to Minnesota, Saturday, August 28