Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 2 (5/2): MLB

Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 2 (5/2): MLB

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Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Twins money line -155
Twins run line -1.5 (+105)
Orioles money line +130
Orioles run line +1.5 (-125)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Minnesota Twins Baltimore Orioles
Record 13-9 8-14
Road / home record 5-5 5-4
Last 10 record 9-1 4-6
Streak W2 W2
Over / under record 9-12-1 6-15-1
Runs / game 4.05 2.95
Runs allowed / game 3.24 4.19

Preview

The Minnesota Twins will visit the Baltimore Orioles to play 4-game series at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles are come from beating the Red Sox in their last series while the Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins get here with a 13-9 record and have won 9 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.05 runs per game and allowing 3.24 runs. Luis Arraez is batting for .299 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 12 RBI and 7 home runs.

Joe Ryan leads the team with 3 wins and a 1.17 ERA and 25 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher: Chris Paddack (0-2, 3.68 ERA)

Paddack will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Twins. Paddack pitched 5.2 innings, surrendering one run on five hits and a walk while striking out six in Tuesday's victory over the Tigers. He did not factor into the game's decision. He hasn't pitched vs Orioles since 2019 where he allowed only 1 run across 5.1 innings.

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles get here with a 8-14 record and have won their last 2 games. The team is averaging 2.95 runs while allowing 4.19 runs per game. Austin Hays leads the team, batting for a .275 avg and Anthony Santander has 11 RBI with 3 home runs.

Jordan Lyles leads the pitching staff with 2 wins and a 4.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:

Tyler Wells (0-2, 2.54 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles in the 1st game of the series. Wells isn't expected to keep stretching out further than the five innings and 72 pitches he threw Wednesday against the Yankees where he allowed 2 runs in 3 hits and struck out 4.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.

Minnesota are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games against Baltimore.

Baltimore are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Twins are playing really good lately as they have won 9 of their last 10 games and have scored 9 runs in each of their last 2 games. The Orioles found some offense in their last games agains Boston but they'll face Chris Paddack who's coming from a great start. I like the Twins to continue hot offensively and win the first of the series.

PICK: Twins ML  (-155)

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