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Baltimore Orioles host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

Minnesota TwinsBaltimore Orioles
April 18, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD6-8

The Orioles get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Baltimore hands the ball to starter Chris Tillman in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Francisco Liriano, who will try to quiet the fans and the Orioles bats at the same time.

View Minnesota vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Orioles as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 7.5 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +138 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota rolled to a 4-2 win against Tampa Bay on Sunday, as Brian Duensing and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -136 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Cleveland on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Twins at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Minnesota is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Baltimore is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Baltimore, Tuesday, April 19