Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: July 6, 2015
Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction and Betting Odds. The 43-39 Baltimore Orioles are set to take on the 43-39 Minnesota Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota tonight July 6, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM
Moneylines: Orioles -110 / Twins -110
O/U: 8 runs
Pitching Match Up
Baltimore: Wei Yin Chen (4-4, 2.84 ERA)
Minnesota: Phil Hughes (7-6, 4.27 ERA)
In their last games: The Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1 and the Twins lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
The Baltimore Orioles go into Minnesota for the first game of a 3 game series. The 4-4 Wei Yin Chen goes for the Orioles and the 7-6 Phil Hughes goes for the Twins. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 8 runs. After a blazing couple of weeks the Orioles have cooled off and have lost 5 of their last 7 games. They are in 2nd place in the tight AL East only 1 game back of the New York Yankees. They are led by their offense, which ranks 6th in the Majors in runs scored and their staff ranks 13th in team ERA. The Twins have lost 2 of their last 3 games and they are in 2nd place in the AL Central 4.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals. They rank 14th in both runs scored and team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 54 games between these 2 teams in Minnesota the Under record is 35-61-3.
This is the first match up this season between these 2 teams.
This season the Twins are 25-15 at home and the Orioles are 17-23 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Baltimore Orioles: 43-39 SU / O/U 34-44 / Run Line W/L 46-36
Minnesota Twins: 43-39 SU / O/U 37-39 / Run Line W/L 51-31
• BAL is 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
• BAL is 4-11 in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
• BAL has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• MINN is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss.
• MINN is 14-6 in their last 20 games vs. a left-handed starter.
• MINN has an Under record if 4-0-1 in their last 5 games.
[P] 05/13/2015 – Jason Garcia 60-day DL (5/11) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/11/2015 – Wesley Wright 15-day DL (4/11) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 04/18/2015 – Jonathan Schoop 60-day DL (4/18) ( Knee )
[CF] 07/03/2015 – Shane Robinson out indefinitely ( Personal )
[CF] 06/26/2015 – Byron Buxton 15-day DL (6/25) ( Thumb )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Ricky Nolasco 15-day DL (6/1) ( Ankle )
[CF] 05/16/2015 – Jordan Schafer 15-day DL (5/16) ( Knee )
Free MLB Pick
Wei-Yin Chen is 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his last 6 starts and in his last one he gave up 2 earned runs in 8 innings in a 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers. In his career Chen is 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA in 3 starts in Minnesota. Baltimore has won their last 5 games when he has gotten the starting nod. Phil Hughes won his 2nd straight start in his last outing going 6 innings and giving up 4 runs in a 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He is 8-5 with a 4.83 ERA in 19 starts against the Orioles and last season was 2-0 with an ERA of 1.26 in 2 starts against them last season.
The Twins are at home and are 4-0 in their last 4 games with Hughes on the hill and they will take the first game of this series.
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