Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Dylan Bundy
The Minnesota Twins visit Oriole Park on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Dylan Bundy for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +118 and Baltimore at -128. The Twins have a 18-18-4 over/under record and a 22-18-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 24-18-0 against the run line and have a 21-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 18-18-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 22-18-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-19-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-18-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Shoulder 10-day DL (05/21)
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/21/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 10-day DL (5/19)
05/06/17 P Gabriel Ynoa Hamstring 10-day DL (5/6)
05/06/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 22-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.07 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 44 strikeouts over his 61 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He allows 4.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 116 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 332 base hits and 167 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 269. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 33 hits this season in 133 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .361 and an OPS+ of 81. Max Kepler is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 127 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Twins have 326 hits, including 67 doubles and 46 home runs. Minnesota has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 320 times as a unit. They have left 290 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 177 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 25-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.97, Dylan Bundy has a 5-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 385 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 166 hitters and struck out 309 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Orioles hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .321. He has 39 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 108. Adam Jones is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 48 hits in 174 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Orioles as a unit have 386 base hits, including 68 doubles and 61 homers. Baltimore has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 368 occasions. They have had 300 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -128
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