Twins vs. Orioles - 7/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (43-40) at Minnesota Twins (44-39)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
U Jimenez (7-4) (2.96) vs. T Milone (4-1) (3.02)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +105 / Baltimore Orioles -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Orioles have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 97 hits and 47 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 90 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last seven road games. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the nod, and he’s 7-4 with a 2.96 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 84 hits and 42 RBI while Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 84 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won four of their last five home games. Tommy Milone takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Milone is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 38-17 in their last 55 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Jimenezs last 5 starts. The Twins are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Milones last 7 starts as an underdog. The under is 34-15-2 in the last 51 meetings in Minnesota.
The Orioles can't possibly get swept against a far less talented Minnesota club, can they? With Jimenez on the hill and the rather shocking cheap price, I almost have to back Baltimore in this spot to bounce back.