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Nick Blackburn, Zachary Britton take mound in Orioles vs Twins tilt

Minnesota TwinsBaltimore Orioles
April 20, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

6-11TEAM RECORD7-9

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Baltimore on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Nick Blackburn, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Orioles trot Zachary Britton to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2011.

View Minnesota vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Orioles as -123 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baltimore has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Twins average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

The Twins were a 11-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Tuesday, suffering a 11-0 humiliation against Baltimore.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Twins at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Baltimore
Minnesota is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Baltimore's last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Baltimore is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Baltimore, Thursday, April 21