Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins 4/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Kyle Gibson
The Seattle Mariners head to Target Field on Thursday, April 5, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are James Paxton for the Mariners and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -101 and Minnesota at -109. The Mariners have a 3-1-0 over/under mark and a 4-0-0 run line record. The Twins are 4-0-0 against the run line and have a 1-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 4-0-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 4-0-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/03/18 DH Nelson Cruz Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs San Francisco Giants
04/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Hand is "?" Wednesday vs San Francisco Giants
03/31/18 C Mike Zunino Side 10-day DL (03/31)
03/29/18 RF Ben Gamel Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
03/29/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/28/18 P Phil Hughes Oblique 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 3-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 11.57 and a WHIP of 2.14 this year. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.2 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the bullpen and they've struck out 14 hitters and walked 0 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 27 base hits and 15 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 9 batters and struck out 28. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.00 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Seattle is hitting .279, good for 5th in the league. The Mariners hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .500 with an on-base percentage of .563. He has 7 hits this season in 14 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .714 and an OPS+ of 257. Nelson Cruz is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 2 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 6 at bats. His OPS+ is 335 while his slugging percentage is at 1.333. The Mariners have 36 hits, including 8 doubles and 5 home runs. Seattle has walked 11 times so far this season and they have struck out 31 times as a unit. They have left 24 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 18 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 2-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Kyle Gibson has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP this season. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 0 hits. He allows 0 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 14 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.5. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 16 base knocks and 10 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 36 batters. They give up a walk 6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .471. He has 4 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 13 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .692 with an OPS+ of 222. Brian Dozier is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 6 hits in 19 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 220 and a slugging percentage of .842. The Twins as a unit have 34 base hits, including 8 doubles and 8 homers. Minnesota has walked 13 times this year and they have struck out on 40 occasions. They have had 26 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 19 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners -101
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