Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins 4/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Lance Lynn
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Gonzales for the Mariners and Lance Lynn for the Twins.
Seattle opens at +120 while Minnesota opens at -130. The Mariners have a 4-2-0 over/under record and a 4-2-0 run line mark. The Twins are 6-0-0 against the run line and have a 2-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 4-2-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 6-0-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/04/18 DH Nelson Cruz Ankle 10-day DL (04/01)
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 3-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 0.95 this year. He has 2 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 21 hitters and walked 3 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 47 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 43. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 5.74.
As a team Seattle is hitting .271, good for 5th in the league. The Mariners hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .435 with an on-base percentage of .480. He has 10 hits this season in 23 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 196. 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 341 while his slugging percentage is at 1.333. The Mariners have 54 hits, including 10 doubles and 5 home runs. Seattle has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 43 times as a unit. They have left 45 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 21 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 4-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.25, Lance Lynn has a 0-1 record and a 2.25 WHIP this season. He has 3 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.21 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 5.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.33. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 32 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 49 batters. They give up a walk 5.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .400. He has 6 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 21 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 160. Brian Dozier is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 8 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 224 and a slugging percentage of .808. The Twins as a unit have 51 base hits, including 13 doubles and 12 homers. Minnesota has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 59 occasions. They have had 38 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 30 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -130
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