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Minnesota Twins take on Orioles in baseball test

Minnesota TwinsBaltimore Orioles
April 5, 3:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Baltimore and Minnesota on Friday, with the host Orioles trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Liam Hendriks for the Twins on the hill facing Jake Arrieta for the Orioles. Hendriks brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Arrieta is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Minnesota vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Orioles at No. 8 in the American League and the Twins at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 1 ranked American League offense (6.7 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 2.7 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 11 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (7.7 hits on average).

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 3-rated defense.

Minnesota won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Tigers on April 4. Bettors who backed the Twins at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in an 8-2 victory over Detroit on Thursday at Target Field behind starter Mike Pelfrey.

The Orioles were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Baltimore looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 6-3 final on Thursday in support of Miguel Gonzalez at Tropicana Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Twins at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Baltimore
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Baltimore is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Baltimore, Saturday, April 6