Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-110) Minnesota (-110)
The Minnesota Twins (73-89 last year) welcome the Seattle Mariners (90-72 last season) at Target Field on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Mariners at -110 while the Twins are coming in at -110. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Robbie Ray and Joe Ryan.
The Mariners accumulated 233 two-baggers as a squad and smacked 199 baseballs out of the park. Seattle had a slugging rate of .385 and were called out on strikes 1,492 times, while drawing a walk on 535 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners recorded 4.3 runs per game, which had them sitting at 23rd in baseball. They earned 673 runs batted in and 1,209 hits over the course of the prior season, while their average at the plate came in at .226. They notched a total of 697 runs while holding a team OBP of .303.
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The Mariners finished with a team ERA of 4.30 for the previous season (16th in baseball), and the staff struck out 1,328 hitters. They walked 485 opposing players and their FIP finished at 4.26 as a team in the previous season. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and their pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers yielded 197 home runs and 748 total runs (17th in MLB).
The Mariners bullpen accumulated a save rate of 60.7% and stepped onto the hill in 184 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 227 runners over the course of last year and 29.5% of those runners crossed the plate. Mariners relief pitchers went to the mound with runners on 166 times as well as having 212 games in high leverage situations. The Mariners dispatched 584 relief pitchers to the hill for the prior year. The relief pitchers accumulated 100 holds during the previous year (5th in MLB). They compiled 51 saves in the prior season and blew 33 of 84 save opportunities.
The Seattle Mariners finished with 4,321 putouts in the previous season, as well as 1,384 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .986 which had them ranked 8th in pro baseball, and accumulated 135 double plays. The Mariners turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,963 innings, which had them ranked 10th in baseball.
Ray has pitched in 1,035 innings and is sitting with 1,290 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.00 (460 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.321. He has given up 915 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 453 free passes. Ray (62-58 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.04 while facing 4,419 hitters in the majors.
The Twins held a team slugging percentage of .423 and they scored 4.50 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They had 271 two-baggers, while taking a walk 525 times and putting up 729 runs. Minnesota recorded 228 HRs for the prior year to go along with 690 runs batted in. They were rung up on 1,405 occasions (14th in baseball) and recorded 1,311 base knocks. The Minnesota Twins tallied a team on-base percentage of .314 as well as a team batting average of .241 in the prior season.
The Twins held a team WHIP of 1.322 and had a FIP of 4.66 as a team over the course of last season. They were sitting at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,392. The Minnesota pitching staff allowed 834 runs over the course of the prior season while having a team ERA of 4.83 (762 earned runs surrendered). They earned a K/BB ratio of 2.72 (1,317 strikeouts against 484 walks). They allowed 239 homers and they yielded 5.29 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB).
Minnesota relievers had an inherited score percentage of 43.8% out of their 178 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers came in 175 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with runners on base. With 154 save situations, the Twins had 89 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They were sitting at 5th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they dispatched 529 relief pitchers onto the field last season. Minnesota had relievers step onto the hill in 63 save opportunities and they earned 42 saves.
In their 12,774 innings played, the Twins held a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in professional baseball). Minnesota Twins turned 139 double plays and held a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in baseball). The Twins had 1,420 assists, 107 errors and had a total of 4,258 putouts in the prior season.
So far in his MLB career, Ryan has allowed 16 hits while he has totaled 30 strikeouts in 26 frames. Ryan (2-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.05 earned run average and has surrendered 5.4 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 12 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.788 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 6.00 and he has faced 100 hitters during his career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-110)
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