Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins 7/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Baltimore Orioles head to Target Field on Sunday, July 8, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Orioles and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +155 and Minnesota at -165. The Orioles have a 34-51-2 over/under mark and a 32-55-0 run line record. The Twins are 47-38-0 against the run line and have a 39-43-3 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 34-51-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 32-55-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 39-43-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 47-38-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/03/18 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 10-day DL (07/03)
06/29/18 SS Taylor Motter Concussion 7-day DL (06/29)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 24-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 2-10 record with an earned run average of 6.53 and a WHIP of 1.62 this year. He has 55 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He allows 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 318 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 278 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 852 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 668. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .227, good for 30th in the league. The Orioles hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 97 hits this season in 343 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 105. Manny Machado is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 332 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .560. The Orioles have 675 hits, including 128 doubles and 101 home runs. Baltimore has walked 238 times so far this season and they have struck out 771 times as a unit. They have left 559 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 312 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 37-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.57, Jake Odorizzi has a 3-6 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 97 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 316 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 752 base knocks and 373 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 292 hitters and struck out 761 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 25th in the league. The Twins hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .350. He has 104 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 336 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 145. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 84 hits in 311 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Twins as a unit have 690 base hits, including 180 doubles and 87 homers. Minnesota has walked 287 times this year and they have struck out on 711 occasions. They have had 563 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 361 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +155
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