Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+160) Minnesota (-180)
Matt Shoemaker and the Minnesota Twins (5-2, 1st in AL Central) play the Seattle Mariners (3-4, 3rd in AL West) at Target Field on Sunday. The Mariners open this matchup at +160 while the Twins are coming in at -180. The O/U is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Flexen and Matt Shoemaker.
As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which is 14th in the league. They have earned 29 runs while holding a team OBP of .310. The Mariners have tallied 16 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 3 balls out of the park. They have 27 RBI's and 47 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate sits at .209. Seattle owns a slugging percentage of .320 and have struck out 76 times, while drawing a walk on 31 occasions.
The Mariners have compiled a team ERA of 5.71 for the year (27th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 69 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.09 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.57. Mariners pitchers have conceded 13 home runs in addition to 43 total runs (5th in MLB). They have walked 33 opposing players and their FIP is 5.42 as a team for the year.
Mariners relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 8 times and also have had 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 1 hold for the year (27th in MLB). The Mariners relievers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 3 save situations. They have recorded 1 save on the year and have blown 1 of 2 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 12 base runners so far this year with 41.7% of them earned a run for their team. The Mariners have sent 22 relievers to the mound so far this season.
Flexen has pitched in 73 innings and has accounted for 55 K's in his career. His earned run average is 7.52 (61 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 2.068. He has surrendered 95 base knocks (11.7 hits per nine innings) with 56 walks. Flexen (4-11 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 6.58 while he has faced 363 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Minnesota has recorded 11 HRs so far this season and 44 RBIs. They have put up 20 doubles, while getting a free base 28 times as well as notching 46 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for a team OBP of .353 and a team batting average of .278 over the course of the season. The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .494 and they are earning 6.57 runs per game (3rd in MLB). They have struck out on 84 occasions (3rd in the league) and have earned 71 base knocks.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.076 and have a FIP of 2.96 as a squad on the year. They have a ranking of 19th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 50. The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 22 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 2.14 (15 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.28 (77 strikeouts vs 18 free passes). They have surrendered 6 homers and they surrender 3.13 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Sitting with 10 save situations, the Twins have 6 holds and 1 blown save. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 4 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 11 times in high leverage situations in addition to 3 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of 2 inherited base runners. They sit at 8th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 23 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season.
During his pro baseball career, Shoemaker has given up 568 base knocks while totaling 545 K's in 608 innings pitched. Shoemaker (44-33 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.83 ERA while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 259 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.175 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.71 and he has faced 2,500 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-180)
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