Twins vs. Mariners Prediction and Odds for June 13 (Ride Byron Buxton's Hot Bat)

Minnesota Twins, Byron Buxton
Minnesota Twins, Byron Buxton / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins (35-27) travel to the Pacific Northwest for the start of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners (27-33).  

The Twins were unable to complete the sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays; taking two of three before being blanked Sunday in a 6-0 loss. They look to get back to their winning ways with Chris Archer (1-2) on the mound as he makes his 12th start of the year.  

Seattle has won four of their last five series, but dropped two of three against Boston over the weekend. The Mariners have Chris Flexen (2-7) on the mound to make start No. 12.

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Twins vs. Mariners Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line 

  • Twins +1.5 (-195)
  • Mariners -1.5 (+160)


  • Twins +103
  • Mariners -113


8.5 (Over -110 / Under -110

Twins vs. Mariners Prediction and Pick

We know the story by now with Chris Archer on the mound for Minnesota. In his 11 starts, he has only pitched 44.1 innings, going about four innings per start. His numbers are good in his short outings where Minnesota refuses to let him go a third time through the order. 

Archer has a solid 3.65 ERA even though his strikeouts are down and walks are up from a year ago. His ground ball percentage is now 44.5% up in line with the MLB average of 45%, his last three seasons, the worst of his career, that number was well below 40%. Perhaps that change has resurrected his career as a glorified opener. 

For Seattle, Chris Flexen must contend with the hot bat of Byron Buxton. Over the past 10 games, Buxton is hitting .344 with six home runs. 

While Archer’s longest start of the year is 5 innings, Flexen has only gone less than five twice. He provides length for Seattle, but Archer and the Minnesota bullpen should give a slight advantage to the Twins.

We’ll ride their hot bats and assume Sunday was a blip on the radar. 

Pick: Twins +103

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