Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+115) Minnesota (-135)
The Minnesota Twins (73-89 last year) host the Seattle Mariners (90-72 last season) at Target Field on Monday. The line on this contest has the Mariners at +115 and the Twins are opening at -135. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Chris Flexen and Dylan Bundy.
Seattle had a slugging % of .385 and were called out on strikes 1,492 times, while taking a walk on 535 occasions. They accumulated 673 RBI's as well as 1,209 base knocks for the prior year, while their team batting average sat at .226. The Mariners hit 233 two-baggers as a unit and hit 199 baseballs out of the park. They racked up 697 runs scored while having a team OBP of .303. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners put up 4.3 runs per outing, which was 23rd in MLB.
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The Mariners had an ERA of 4.30 over the course of last season (16th in MLB), and the staff struck out 1,328 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.74 and their pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers surrendered 197 home runs and 748 runs (17th in the league). They walked 485 opposing hitters and their FIP was 4.26 as a team over the course of last season.
The Mariners dispatched 584 relief pitchers to the hill for the prior year. The relievers inherited 227 base runners last year and 29.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They recorded 51 saves last year and blew 33 of their 84 save opportunities. The Mariners bullpen earned a save percentage of 60.7% and stepped onto the hill in 184 save situations. The bullpen recorded 100 holds in the previous season (5th in baseball). Mariners bullpen pitchers entered the game with players on base 166 times and also had 212 games in high leverage situations.
The Seattle Mariners finished with 4,321 putouts last year, as well as 1,384 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage was previously at .986 which ranked 8th in the majors, and they turned 135 double plays. The Mariners transformed 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,963 innings on the field, which ranked them 10th in MLB.
Flexen (17-17 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.72 while he has faced 1,084 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 276 base hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 94 free passes. His earned run average is 4.83 (133 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.494. Flexen has taken the mound for 247 frames and has accumulated 174 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Minnesota Twins compiled a team OBP of .314 in addition to a batting average of .241 over the course of last year. They struck out on 1,405 instances (14th in MLB) and accounted for 1,311 base hits. Minnesota recorded 228 long balls over the course of last season to go along with 690 RBIs. The Twins held a slugging % of .423 and they were earning 4.50 runs per game (14th in the league). They notched 271 two-baggers, while taking a walk 525 times and putting up 729 runs.
The Twins had a team WHIP of 1.322 with a FIP of 4.66 as a team during the previous year. They finished at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,392. The Minnesota pitching staff given up 834 runs last year while having an ERA of 4.83 (762 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio came in at 2.72 (1,317 strikeouts against 484 free passes). They relinquished 239 HR's and they conceded 5.29 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Minnesota relief pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 43.8% out of 178 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers stepped onto the mound 175 times in high leverage situations and also on 132 occasions with runners on base. With 154 save situations, the Twins accumulated 89 holds and 21 blown saves. They were ranked 5th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they sent 529 bullpen pitchers to the mound last year. Minnesota called on relievers to step onto the hill in 63 save chances and they walked away with 42 saves.
In their 12,774 innings on the diamond, the Twins earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in pro baseball). Minnesota Twins twisted 139 double plays and notched a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The Twins accrued 1,420 assists, 107 errors and notched a total of 4,258 putouts over the course of last season.
During his career, Bundy has conceded 751 base knocks while he has accumulated 758 punch outs in 770 innings. Bundy (46-57 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.72 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 404 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.308 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.95 and he has faced 3,292 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-135)
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