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Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles - 4/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Sunday April 28, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, MN
The Line
Minnesota Twins -200 / Baltimore Orioles +170 -- O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
FS-North, MASN2
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The Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins meet in the finale of a three game set in MLB action from Target Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Baltimore Orioles will look to salvage a win after dropping game two on Saturday by a final score of 9-2. Hanser Alberto and Rio Ruiz each had two hits and an RBI to round out Baltimore’s scoring in the win. Renato Nunez had a double while Trey Mancini, Joey Rickard and Stevie Wilkerson each had a base hit to cap off Baltimore’s offense in the losing effort. Dan Straily gave up an unearned run on three hits over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Paul Fry took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year. Dylan Bundy will start game three and is 0-3 with a 6.56 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bundy is 0-4 with a 4.60 ERA and 24 strikeouts against Minnesota.

The Minnesota Twins will look to complete the sweep after taking game two on Saturday. Max Kepler had a pair of home runs and four RBIs while C.J. Cron and Jason Castro each had a home run and two RBIs. Marwin Gonzalez added a solo home run to round out Minnesota’s scoring in the win while Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with a double. Jorge Polanco and Willians Astudillo added a base hit each to cap off Minestoa’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Jose Berrios got the win to improve to 4-1 after allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out eight over six innings of work. Kyle Gibson will start game three and is 1-0 with a 6.10 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gibson is 5-2 with a 4.69 ERA and 51 strikeouts against Baltimore.

Baltimore is 1-8 in Bundy’s last 9 road starts and 28-82 in their last 110 road games while the over is 15-6-1 in their last 22 Sunday games. Minnesota is 6-1 in Gibson’s last 7 starts and 7-1 in their last 8 Sunday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 game three matchups. Minnesota is 5-1 in Gibson’s last 6 starts against Baltimore while Baltimore is 8-24 in the last 32 meetings between these two teams and 1-4 in Bundy’s last 5 starts against Minnesota.

The plus money would be tempting if Baltimore played well enough to make the plus money hold some value. However, Baltimore has been thoroughly outplayed in the first two games of the set and Bundy has had no luck in his career against Minnesota. Gibson isn’t a world beater by any means, but the Twins are the better team here and should be able to win by a couple of runs on Sunday, so I’ll side with Minnesota on the RL for the sweep.

Pick:
Minnesota -1.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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