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MLB BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins

The Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Target Field.

Jason Hammel will be the starting pitcher for the Orioles on this day. Righthander Hammel is 5-1 this season with a 4.10 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Michael Pelfrey who starts for the Twins. Righthander Pelfrey is 3-3 with a 6.35 ERA so far this season.

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 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.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Baltimore: 21-14 SU
Minnesota: 16-15 SU

Baltimore most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Minnesota home to Baltimore, Saturday, May 11