Orioles vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins manage a second consecutive win over the Baltimore Orioles when the two meet up again this afternoon at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 7, 2018
2:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN (Min); MAS2 (Bal)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win at home. The Orioles are getting a money line of +135 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on Minnesota at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Orioles fall again
The Orioles lost their second straight to Minnesota and fourth straight overall on Friday in a 6-2 loss to the Twins. Baltimore is now 24-63 overall and 12-34 on the road. The Orioles are putting up just 3.59 runs per game while giving up 5.13 per contest.
Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Baltimore this afternoon. He is 4-6 through 17 starts with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 102.0 innings in 2018 and has 90 strikeouts with 25 walks.
Twins win first two
After a 6-game losing streak, Minnesota has managed to take the first two games in this series, winning 5-2 on Thursday and 6-2 on Friday. The Twins are now 37-48 on the season and 22-20 at home. Minnesota is putting up 4.25 runs per game this season while giving up 4.61 per game.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins today. He has started 17 games this year and has a 2-6 record with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Gibson has pitched a total of 100.2 innings this year and has 96 strikeouts with 42 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are 5-22 in their last 27 Game 3’s and they are 1-8 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. They also have lost eight of Gausman’s last nine starts.
The Twins have won five of their last six against AL East opponents and nine of their last 13 home games against a right-handed starter.
Gibson has pitched pretty well this season, but hasn’t had a lot of run support. He has allowed two runs or less in five of his last seven starts and I think he should have another good outing today against this struggling Baltimore team. I don’t see the Orioles doing well at the plate and the Twins should be able to grind out runs against Gausman.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -145