Orioles open as moneyline underdog vs Twins
Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Odds
Baltimore pays a visit to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.
The Twins will turn to Kevin Slowey and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Orioles send Jeremy Guthrie (5-15) to the hill.
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Orioles have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 14-rated defense.
Baltimore was an 8-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as +138 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, an 8-1 final on Tuesday in support of Alfredo Simon at Target Field.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Orioles at Twins trends to consider:
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore at Minnesota, Thursday, August 25