Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (59-61) at Baltimore Orioles (62-57)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Tyler Duffey (1-1) (6.75) vs. M Gonzalez (9-8) (4.42)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -156 / Minnesota Twins +146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB TV, MASN, FS-North
The Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins face off on Thursday at Camden Yards for game one of their MLB series.
The Baltimore Orioles continue in their post-season hunt and are in the thick of the race for the AL Wildcard and the American League East. The Orioles are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 37-21 at home, and they are 5.0 games back in the AL East and on the outside looking in at the American League Wildcard. As a team the Orioles are hitting .256 Manny Machado hitting .299, Ada Jones hitting .280, and Chris Davis hitting .257. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.72 with the starters at 4.28 and the bullpen at 2.68. For game one against the Twins the Orioles start Miguel Gonzalez who has allowed 126 hits and 62 runs while striking out 97 over 126.1 innings for a 9-8 record and a 4.42 ERA.
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The Minnesota Twins are still in the race for the post-season but they are watching their hopes slip away. The Twins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 21-37 on the road, and they are 14 games back in the AL Central and four games out in the American League Wildcard standings. As a team the Twins are hitting .248 with Joe Mauer hitting .267, Trevor Plouffe hitting .249, and Brian Dozier hitting .244. The Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.24 with the starters at 4.25 and the bullpen at 4.22. For game one against the Orioles the Twins start Tyler Duffey who has allowed six hits and six runs while striking out eight over 8.0 innings for a 1-1 record and 6.75 ERA.
Baltimore is 6-0 as a favorite, 26-10 against a team with a losing record, and 27-13 in Gonzalez’s last 40 home starts. Minnesota is 2-5 in their last seven games, 7-21 in their last 28 road games, and 0-9 against the AL East. Minnesota has won their last four games against Baltimore.
The total is set at nine and for this one I like the over and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.