Free MLB Pick: Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners – June 8, 2017

Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Safeco field in Seattle, Washington
  • Date & Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:10 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: MINN +110 | SEA -121
  • Total: 9
  • Quick Pick: Twins vs. Mariners Over 9 Runs for 2 Units

The Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners will face off in the final game of their three-game set. In game one of the series, the Mariners dominated the Twins by score of 12-3. In game 2 of the series, Seattle came from behind to win 6-5.

Twins Need Better Control From Gibson

The Minnesota Twins are in 1st place in the American League Central division but there lead is diminishing after going 4-6 in their last 10 games. They are now 29-25 and are one and a half games up on the Cleveland Indians. The Twins are 7-7 on the year against teams from the American League West division.

Kyle Gibson will get the start tonight versus the Mariners. He is 2-4 on the year and 9 games started. Gibson has a 7.23 ERA and 42.1 innings pitched. He has allowed 57 hits, 34 earned runs and has been teed off on for 7 homeruns.

Gibson has struggled with his control this year striking out 31 but walking 23. He has given up 14 walks in his last 19 innings pitched.

Mariners One Of Hottest Teams In American League

The Seattle Mariners are one of the American League’s hottest teams right now over the last 10 games going 9-1 in that stretch of games. The Mariners are 30-30 and are 12 games back in the American League West division. The Mariners have gone 6-6 this year against teams from the American League Central division.

Christian Bergman will make his 6th start of the year on Thursday night against the Twins. Bergman is 3-2 on the year with a 4.36 ERA. He has pitched in 33 innings and given up 35 hits and 16 earned runs. He has struck out 20 batters and walked 10.

Bats Come Alive In Seattle

Both Gibson and Bergman have rather high ERA’s and both pictures are giving up more hits than he are innings pitched. Seattle has scored the 3rd most runs in the American League but only have a +5 run differential because they’ve also given out 282 runs. This game should go well over the posted total.

Pick: Twins vs. Mariners Over 9 runs for 2 Units