MLB betting line favors Orioles over Twins
Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Baltimore on Friday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
It's a pitching duel between Michael Pelfrey for the Twins (3-3 on the year) and Jason Hammel for Baltimore (5-1 so far).
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Orioles listed as favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 13 in the American League and the Orioles at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Baltimore was a 6-2 loser at home against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Orioles endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Thursday, with Freddy Garcia throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Camden Yards.
The Twins were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating John Lackey and the Red Sox 5-3 on Thursday at Fenway Park.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Orioles at Twins trends to consider:
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore at Minnesota, Saturday, May 11