The Minnesota Twins have shown a significant improvement in their recent form. Looking back, as of June 21st, 2023, their record stood at just 36-38. However, they have managed to turn things around and currently hold a record of 49-47. This means that they have won 13 out of their last 22 games, boasting a winning rate of .591 during this period.
The Twins are in a pennant race against the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central division. The challenge is a legitimate one but Minnesota has displayed resilience and determination, bouncing back from a subpar start to the season. Minnesota will be on the road on Wednesday evening in Major League Baseball’s late game on the day’s schedule.
Minnesota vs Seattle (July 19th): betting odds
The Mariners are the clear favorites to take home the victory in this upcoming game, according to bet365, with odds of -145 straight up. Interestingly, these odds have actually lengthened from -155 throughout the day. On the other hand, the Twins are considered the underdogs with a moneyline of +125. It’s worth noting that these odds have actually shortened since earlier today when they were at +135 with the same sportsbook.
In our view, it seems like the Twins are being underestimated in this matchup. Bettors might want to consider taking a chance on them, as they are offering attractive odds. Let’s have a look at the pitching matchup.
Minnesota vs Seattle: pitching matchup
- Luis Castillo (Seattle) has a 6-7 record but boasts a solid 2.96 ERA and 1.03 WHIP.
- Kenta Maeda (Minnesota) has a disappointing 2-5 record with a 5.50 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.
Let’s talk about Maeda for a moment. Now, here’s an interesting tidbit: he had this one game in April where things went completely haywire. He gave up a whopping ten earned runs in just three innings pitched. His poor ERA this season is very much linked to this one strange game. Why his manager let him stay in to give up ten runs is a mystery but Maeda’s ERA would be good if not for just this one outing. The pitching matchup is actually pretty even in this game.
In a game that is starting soon, we’ll get to the point. This game looks pretty even and the Twins have the longer odds. They’ve been a solid .591 for about a month now. The home record of Seattle is mediocre and nothing to be afraid of when it comes to betting against the team. Take Minnesota at +125 as anything longer than EVEN could be viewed as good value in this contest.
Further reading: Bet Against the Tampa Bay Rays