On the evening of May 8, 2024, the Seattle Mariners are set to battle the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, with first pitch scheduled for 7:40 PM under clear skies. George Kirby will take the mound for Seattle, entering the game with a 3.757 ERA, while Chris Paddack will pitch for Minnesota, sporting a 4.781 ERA.

The Mariners currently sit 6th in the AL West Division with a 16-13 record, a .550 winning percentage, and a strong showing of 7 wins in their last 10 games. The Twins, on the other hand, are placed 8th in the AL Central Division, with a record of 15-13 and a .540 winning percentage, backed by a recent surge that includes 9 wins in their last 10 games.

In terms of betting odds, the game is set with a point spread of 1.5 and an over/under total of 7.5 runs. The odds favor the Mariners slightly, with an away team money line of -117, compared to the home team’s -103. These odds suggest a tight match, indicating that bettors expect a closely contested battle, potentially with a narrow margin or lower-scoring outcome.