Twins vs. Orioles Pick
Can the Minnesota Twins avoid an 0-2 start today when they go on the road to face the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05PM ET?
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, Maryland
Weather: Sunny, 54 degrees, 12mph winds
Time: 7:05PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Baltimore is favored in this game, as the Orioles are getting odds of -110 to win against Minnesota. The Twins are getting a money line of +100 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 9.5 runs.
The pitching matchup for tonight has Kyle Gibson throwing for the Twins while Andrew Cashner is on the mound for the Orioles. Gibson started 29 games last season and posted a 12-10 record. His ERA was 5.07 and he had a 1.53 WHIP with 60 walks and 121 strikeouts. Cashner is making his debut with the Orioles. He started 28 games with the Rangers last year and was 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. He had 64 walks with 86 strikeouts.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public betting for this game is behind the Twins. Minnesota is getting 58 percent of the wagers as a slight underdog against the Orioles today.
Minnesota doesn’t have anyone new listed on the injury report for today’s contest. The Orioles are playing without DH Mark Trumbo, who is dealing with a quad strain. He is expected to return in mid-April.
Baltimore opened the season on Thursday with a 3-2 victory against the Twins at home. The game went 11 innings before Adam Jones hit a walk-off home run. The long ball handed Fernando Rodney a loss in his debut with the Twins.
Dylan Bundy pitched seven innings for the Orioles and struck out seven while Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings and also had seven strikeouts. Manny Machado had two hits to lead Baltimore at the plate while Robbie Grossman drove in both runs for the Twins.
Gibson isn’t someone the Twins can really rely on. He puts on far too many baserunners and doesn’t have the ability to miss bats. Cashner is coming off a respectable season in Texas and now has a powerful lineup behind him, which should help him improve his win/loss record. I will jump on the Orioles as a small favorite at home today.
MLB PREDICTIONS: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -110