Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners 5/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Wade LeBlanc
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners.
Minnesota opens at +170 while Seattle opens at -180. The Twins have a 22-22-1 over/under record and a 26-19-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 28-21-0 against the run line and have a 27-22-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 22-22-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 26-19-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 27-22-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 28-21-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/19/18 1B Joe Mauer Neck 10-day DL (05/19)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
05/05/18 C Jason Castro Knee 10-day DL (05/05); is out for season
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/23/18 CF Dee Gordon Toe 10-day DL (05/21)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 21-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 55 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 172 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 171 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 383 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 415. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 39 hits this season in 157 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 119. Eddie Rosario is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 176 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .534. The Twins have 371 hits, including 100 doubles and 46 home runs. Minnesota has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 392 times as a unit. They have left 315 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 29-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Wade LeBlanc has a 0-0 record and a 1.12 WHIP this season. He has 27 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 408 base knocks and 201 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 431 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Mariners hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .335. He has 65 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 205 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 116. Kyle Seager is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .289. He has collected 44 hits in 193 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Mariners as a unit have 425 base hits, including 90 doubles and 55 homers. Seattle has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 374 occasions. They have had 342 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -180
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