Twins vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/8

Twins vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/8

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MLB Showdown: Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Seattle Mariners take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. With both teams hungry for a win, expect a thrilling game filled with action and suspense.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 8, 2024
  • Time: 4:40 PM
  • Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Line: SEA -120
  • Over/Under: 7.5

Team Breakdown:

Seattle Mariners:

The Seattle Mariners come into this game with a 19-16 record, looking to bounce back after a recent loss and secure a crucial win on the road. With their eyes set on victory, the Mariners are determined to overcome the Twins and strengthen their position in the standings.

Pitching Analysis:

George Kirby gets the start for the Mariners, boasting a solid record and looking to continue his strong performance on the mound. With Kirby's consistency and ability to control the game, the Mariners trust him to lead the team to victory and stifle the Twins' offense.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Cal Raleigh (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Julio Rodriguez (.254 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Mitch Haniger (18 RBI)

With key hitters like Cal Raleigh and Julio Rodriguez leading the offense, the Mariners have the firepower to score runs and put pressure on the Twins' pitching staff.

Minnesota Twins:

The Minnesota Twins come into this game with a 20-14 record, aiming to build on their recent success and secure another important win at home. With their sights set on victory, the Twins are prepared to overcome the Mariners and continue their ascent in the standings.

Pitching Analysis:

Chris Paddack takes the mound for the Twins, looking to bounce back from recent struggles and deliver a strong performance against the Mariners. Despite his challenges this season, Paddack possesses the skill and experience to command the game and keep the Twins in contention.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Edouard Julien (7 HR)
  • Batting Average: Ryan Jeffers (.291 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Ryan Jeffers (22 RBI)

With a potent lineup led by players like Edouard Julien and Ryan Jeffers, the Twins have the offensive firepower to challenge Kirby and the Mariners.

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
SEA (19-16) -120 o7.5 (-115) -1.5 (+140)
MIN (20-14) EVEN u7.5 (-105) +1.5 (-165)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the Seattle Mariners to emerge victorious. Here's why:

  • George Kirby has been in solid form and is capable of controlling the game, keeping the Twins' hitters at bay and giving the Mariners a chance to win.
  • With a lineup featuring power hitters like Cal Raleigh and Julio Rodriguez, the Mariners have the offensive firepower to challenge Paddack and the Twins' pitching staff.
  • Considering the Mariners' recent road record and their determination to bounce back from the previous loss, they have the momentum and motivation to secure a crucial victory against the Twins.

Pick: Seattle Mariners ML

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