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The Minnesota Twins will be taking on the Baltimore Orioles in a Sunday day game. Fox Sports North will be televising this AL matchup and the opening pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Minnesota (receiving -140) is entering this one as the favorite over Baltimore (+130) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total now stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at Twins -1.5 runs (+105) and Orioles +1.5 runs (-125).

The Orioles are only 8-14 straight up (SU) and 8-12 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 5.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 4.0 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 11-7 SU and have gone 8-8 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 2.0 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 0.2 units ATS.

Orioles games have a 13-7 over/under record thus far in 2019. Minnesota has an over/under record of 9-7.

Kyle Gibson will get the start for the visiting Twins. The right-handed Gibson is 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA and 12 strikeouts. He has yet to face Baltimore this year, but he made two starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 2-0 record with a 2.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

The Orioles are putting the ball in the hands of righty Dylan Bundy (0-2, 7.79 ERA), who’s got 22 strikeouts and nine walks, along with a 1.56 WHIP. Bundy made two starts against the Twins in 2018, putting together a 0-1 record with a 4.35 ERA and nine strikeouts.

Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 6.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 6.04, a WHIP of 1.48 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.7. The bullpen has a 6.75 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 8.3 K/9.

The Baltimore offense has put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .269/.314/.467 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Trey Mancini and Renato Nunez have led the charge for the Orioles’ batters this year. Mancini is hitting .345/.402/.655 with six home runs, 13 RBIs and 21 runs scored, and Nunez’s line sits at .304/.345/.532 with five homers, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

For the visitors, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.52 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.37 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.62, along with a WHIP of 1.21.

The Twins offense has slashed .275/.344/.518 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Eddie Rosario have led Minnesota’s hitters. Polanco is slashing .369/.432/.662 with 24 hits, five RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Rosario is hitting .300/.347/.743 with 21 hits, nine homers, 20 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

The Twins have gained 2.0 units and are 8-8 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in nine of those games, as opposed to seven that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Orioles have netted 4.5 units and are 6-7 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in nine of those games, compared to four that went under.

Twins at Orioles Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Twins have a total OPS of .862 this season and an OPS of .860 against right-handed pitchers. The Orioles’ OPS stands at .705 overall and .701 versus righties.
  • The Orioles have dropped four of their last five games SU.
  • Minnesota has posted 27.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 27.4 over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit 26 home runs in their last 10 games, including 16 over their last five.