Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Match Preview and Free Picks
Coming off a miserable 1-8 road trip, the Minnesota Twins figure to have a solid grasp on whether they want to be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline later this month once they finish their 11-game homestand leading into the All-Star break. The Twins kicked off their extended stay in Minnesota the right way and attempt to win consecutive games on Friday, when they host the Baltimore Orioles for the second contest of their four-game series.
The Twins were within four games of the first place in the American League Central as recently as June 16, but a 4-12 stretch - combined with Cleveland's 12-4 record over the same span - had them staring at a 12-game deficit entering Thursday. Hosting league-worst Baltimore proved to be just what Minnesota needed to get back on track, as it snapped its six-game losing streak behind six strong innings from Aaron Slegers and a three-hit effort from fellow rookie Jake Cave.
Jonathan Schoop batted .144 in June but may be on the verge of breaking out of his season-long funk, providing all of the offense in the Orioles' series-opening 5-2 loss to improve to 5-for-12 in his first three starts this month. Baltimore has dropped three of its four meetings with Minnesota this season, scoring a total of seven runs in those contests.
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Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Starting Pitchers Report
Orioles RH Dylan Bundy (6-7, 3.75 ERA): Bundy, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury since June 23, is expected to come off the disabled list in time to make the start and attempt to extend his three-game winning streak. The native of Oklahoma was sharp in his four outings last month, going 3-0 with a 1.98 ERA while posting a 0.92 WHIP and holding opposing hitters to a .186 average. Bundy produced one of his finest performances of the season on Opening Day against Minnesota, yielding five hits and striking out seven over seven scoreless frames.
Twins RH Lance Lynn (5-7, 5.49): Lynn will be happy to pitch somewhere besides Chicago after getting rocked in back-to-back losses, giving up five runs - four earned - over five innings against the White Sox on June 26 before surrendering seven runs in 1 2/3 frames Sunday versus the Cubs. The 31-year-old was much better in his six previous turns, going 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA. Mark Trumbo is 5-for-10 with three homers and six RBIs against Lynn, who is 1-1 with a 7.30 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) versus Baltimore.
Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds
Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Free Predictions and Result
|Twins -132 Over/Under 9||Twins 4, Orioles 3|
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Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds Trends
|Baltimore is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Baltimore is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games|
|Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 15 games on the road|
|Baltimore is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota|
|Baltimore is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Minnesota|
|Baltimore is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota|
|Baltimore is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota|
Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends
|Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games|
|Minnesota is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore|
|Minnesota is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Baltimore|
|Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore|
|Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Baltimore|
|Next Up: Baltimore at Minnesota Saturday, July 7|