Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+150) Minnesota (-227)
Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners (3-4, 4th in AL West) head to Target Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (5-2, 1st in AL Central). The Twins open this game at -227 while the Mariners are priced at +150. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yusei Kikuchi and Michael Pineda.
Seattle has a slugging % of .320 and have been called out on strikes 76 times, while drawing a walk on 31 occasions. They have 27 runs batted in in addition to 47 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is .209. The Mariners have accumulated 16 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 3 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 29 runs scored and hold an OBP of .310. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in baseball.
The Mariners have an ERA of 5.71 this season (26th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 69 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.09 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.57. Mariners pitchers have allowed 13 home runs in addition to 43 runs (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 33 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 5.48 as a unit over the course of the season.
Mariners pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 8 times in addition to having 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 1 hold so far this season (26th in baseball). The Mariners bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 2 save situations. They have earned 1 save on the campaign and have blown 1 of their 2 save chances. The relievers have inherited 12 runners so far this year and 41.7% of them crossed home plate. The Mariners have dispatched 22 relievers to the mound this season.
Kikuchi has taken the ball for 214 innings and has accounted for 173 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 5.37 (128 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.458. He has surrendered 242 base hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) with 71 free passes. Kikuchi (8-15 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.16 and he has faced 940 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Twins hold a team SLG% of .494 and they average 6.57 runs per outing (3rd in baseball). They have tallied 20 two-baggers, while walking 28 times and notching 46 runs. Minnesota has compiled 11 home runs so far this season as well as 44 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 84 instances (2nd in baseball) and have earned 71 hits. The Minnesota Twins have tallied an OBP of .353 as well as a batting average of .278 this season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.076 with a FIP of 3.02 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 4.28 (77 strikeouts against 18 free passes). They rank 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 50. They have conceded 6 dingers and they surrender 3.13 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have yielded 22 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 2.14 (15 earned runs surrendered).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of their 2 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 11 times in high leverage situations and on 3 occasions with runners on. With 10 save situations, the Twins have 6 holds and also 1 blown save. They are ranked 9th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 23 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves.
So far in his pro baseball career, Pineda has conceded 822 hits while he has earned 857 punch outs in 857 innings. Pineda (54-46 mark in his career) has a 4.00 ERA while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 381 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.185 and having a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 4.42 and he has gone up against 3,553 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-227)
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