Visiting Twins on 9-1 Roll
With the Minnesota Twins sitting in first place in the American League Central, there isn’t a better chance for them to continue climbing the standings than with a visit to the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles have been one of the worst teams in baseball, so it’s a good spot for Minnesota to continue its momentum.
The Twins made some excellent offseason moves, including the acquisition of star shortstop Carlos Correa and catcher Gary Sanchez. Both of these guys looked to be figuring things out now in Minnesota, which is going to help the team’s offense immensely.
Twins Scorching Hot
The Minnesota Twins have won nine of their last 10 games. They started the season on the wrong foot, but it seems like things are starting to look better in Minnesota.
With the way that this team can swing the bat, the Twins can beat anybody in baseball. They just went to Tampa Bay and ended up winning two of three. They also swept the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers in the previous two series.
Baltimore is going to be throwing Tyler Wells, and although he hasn’t had that much experience against this Minnesota Twins lineup, he’s held hitters to below a .100 batting average and also has a FIP of 1.59.
Orioles Eye Third in Row
It’s tough to say that a team that is currently 8-14 and in last place of their division is playing better than expected, but the Baltimore Orioles have looked somewhat decent.
They’re going to be coming into this one after a gritty series win against the Boston Red Sox. Although the Red Sox are struggling, whenever you can take two of three from a division rival, a team like the Orioles has to feel happy about it.
Baltimore hitters aren’t going to have a great time at the plate on Monday as Chris Paddack is going to get the start for Minnesota. He’s had a great start to the season with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.
Twins vs Orioles Head-to-Head
The Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles have met nearly 2,000 times. Baltimore holds the all-time series lead, 977-972. These teams met six times in 2021, with the Twins winning the season series, 4-2.
Twins vs Orioles Information
- Game: Twins (13-9) vs Orioles (8-14)
- Location: Oriole Park, Baltimore
- Day/Time: Monday, May 2nd. 7:05 p.m. ET
- Twins vs Orioles Live Stream: MLB.tv
Twins vs Orioles Name Betting Lines
Twins vs Orioles Prediction
The current MLB betting odds are showing the Minnesota Twins favored on the moneyline at -140 and the over/under at 7½. With how well the Twins have played recently, the obvious pick is taking them to win by -1½ runs at +110 odds.
When factoring in that Paddack is going to get to start for Minnesota and the Orioles have one of the worst offenses in all of baseball, this should be a lock.
Wells has some success against the current Twins lineup, but it’s been in a small sample size. He has an ERA above 5.5 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. With how well the Minnesota Twins can swing the bat, it’s likely that they at least put up five runs against him on Monday.
When betting online, take the Minnesota Twins -1½.