The Seattle Mariners will face the Minnesota Twins at home again tonight. All odds and trends are constantly updated at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Mariners followed up Felix Hernandez’s perfect game by winning again yesterday. They scored five runs on 11 hits which was enough as they received a good combined pitching performance. On Saturday Seattle will start Jason Vargas who has won six of his last seven starts. Vargas has allowed 148 hits and 169 innings of work and is also pitching to an impressive 3.56 ERA.
The Twins look to be on one of their big down slides as they lost again on Friday to the Mariners. Although Joe Mauer had two hits including a homerun, Nick Blackburn took the loss on the mound falling to 4-9 on the season. Tonight Minnesota will start Scott Diamond was has won two of his last three decisions. Diamond is having a very good season pitching to a 2.97 ERA and only allowing 126 hits in 121 innings of work.
Seattle is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 7-0 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, and 6-1 in Vargas’ last seven starts. Minnesota is 5-3 in their last eight road games, 1-7 in their last eight games overall, and 4-1 in Diamond’s last five starts with five days of rest. Minnesota is 2-6 in the last eight meetings of these two.
The Twins have been slumping badly, and we expect this to be a good pitching match up. Give us the Twins as a slight moneyline underdog in this game at best sportsbooks online.