Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+135) Minnesota (-155)
The Minnesota Twins (73-89 last year) will play the Seattle Mariners (90-72 last season) at Target Field on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Mariners at +135 while the Twins are sitting at -155. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Logan Gilbert and Sonny Gray.
Seattle had a slugging percentage of .385 and were called out on strikes 1,492 times, while drawing a walk on 535 occasions. They tallied 673 RBI's in addition to 1,209 base knocks over the course of last year, while their batting average came in at .226. The Mariners tallied 233 two-baggers as a team and knocked 199 balls out of the stadium. They tallied 697 runs scored and held an on-base percentage of .303. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners notched 4.3 runs per contest, which was 23rd in the league.
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The Mariners compiled a team earned run average of 4.30 over the course of last year (16th in the league), and their staff rung up 1,328 batters. They walked 485 opposing players and their FIP was 4.26 as a unit in the previous season. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and the pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers conceded 197 home runs and 748 total runs (17th in baseball).
Mariners relief pitchers entered the contest with runners on base 166 times and also had 212 games in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers had 100 holds for the previous season (5th in baseball). The Mariners relievers compiled a save rate of 60.7% and came into the game in 184 save situations. They had 51 saves in the previous season and blew 33 out of their 84 save opportunities. The relievers inherited 227 base runners last year with 29.5% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Mariners sent 584 relievers to the hill over the course of last year.
The Mariners converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,963 innings on the field, which had them ranked 10th in MLB. The Seattle Mariners earned 4,321 putouts over the course of the prior season, in addition to 1,384 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .986 which had them sitting 8th in pro baseball, and accumulated 135 double plays.
Gilbert has taken the ball for 119 innings and has totaled 128 K's during his career. Gilbert (6-5 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.73 and he has faced 503 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.68 (62 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.173. He has allowed 112 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 28 walks.
The Twins held a team SLG% of .423 and they scored 4.50 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They hit 271 doubles, while taking a walk 525 times and racking up 729 runs. Minnesota recorded 228 home runs for the previous season to go along with 690 RBIs. They struck out on 1,405 occasions (14th in the league) and earned 1,311 base hits. The Minnesota Twins accounted for a team on-base percentage of .314 as well as a team batting average of .241 over the course of last season.
The Minnesota pitching staff yielded 834 runs last year while holding a team ERA of 4.83 (762 earned runs given up). They surrendered 239 dingers and they gave up 5.29 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Twins had a WHIP of 1.322 and had a FIP of 4.66 as a staff over the course of the prior season. They had a K/BB ratio of 2.72 (1,317 strikeouts against 484 bases on balls). They ranked 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,392.
Minnesota called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 63 save opportunities and they earned 42 saves. They were ranked 5th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they dispatched 529 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond last year. Their relievers took the field 175 times in high leverage situations in addition to 132 occasions with base runners. Minnesota bullpen pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 43.8% out of 178 inherited base runners. Ending the season with 154 save situations, the Twins amassed 89 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
Minnesota Twins turned 139 double plays and had a fielding rate of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The Twins had 1,420 assists, 107 errors and are sitting with 4,258 putouts last year. In their 12,774 innings played, the Twins finished with a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (19th in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Gray has allowed 1,093 hits while he has earned 1,221 strikeouts in 1,267 innings. He has given up a total of 508 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.220 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and he has gone up against 5,286 batters during his career. Gray (82-72 career mark) has earned a 3.61 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-155)
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