Twins vs. Orioles Pick
Who will take the rubber match when the Baltimore Orioles host the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at 1:05PM ET?
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, Maryland
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees, 10mph winds
Time: 1:05PM 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 runs.
The pitching matchup for this game has Jose Berrios on the mound for the Twins to face Kevin Gausman of the Orioles. Berrios was 14-8 last season with a 3.89 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He had 139 strikeouts with 48 walks. Gausman was 11-12 over 34 starts last season. He posted a 4.68 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Gausman had 179 strikeouts with 71 walks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public betting for this game is behind the Twins. Minnesota is getting 54 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 won the first game of the series on Thursday, 3-2. However, Minnesota bounced back on Saturday with a 6-2 victory. The Twins got a great start from Kyle Gibson, who pitch six no-hit innings to lead Minnesota to the win. Andrew Cashner gave up four runs over five innings for the Orioles.
Miguel Sano, Jason Castro and Max Kepler each had a home run at the plate to lead the Twins on Saturday. Tim Beckham drove in the lone two runs for the Orioles on a two-run home run in the ninth inning.
The Twins got a surprising outing from Gibson on Saturday and I think they can get a similar outing from Berrios today. Berrios showed an ability to have strong outings last year. He doesn’t get deep into games, but he can give the Twins a start they need to win. Gausman had a shaky 2017 and I expect he will allow a handful of runs today.
MLB PREDICTIONS: MINNESOTA TWINS +100