Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles 3/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Dylan Bundy
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Dylan Bundy for the Orioles.
Minnesota opens at +101 while Baltimore opens at -111. The Twins had a 74-79-10 over/under record and a 87-76-0 run line mark last year. The Orioles were 73-89-0 against the run line and had a 80-78-4 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins were 74-79-10 against the over/under last season
The Minnesota Twins were 87-76-0 against the run line last year
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles were 80-78-4 against the over/under last season
The Baltimore Orioles were 73-89-0 against the run line last year
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
03/28/18 P Phil Hughes Oblique 10-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Ervin Santana Finger is out indefinitely
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
03/26/18 1B Chris Davis Elbow is "?" Thursday vs Minnesota Twins
03/26/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin is out indefinitely
03/26/18 DH Mark Trumbo Quad is out indefinitely
03/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin is "?" Thursday vs Minnesota Twins
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins had a 85-77 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi had a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.24. He had 127 strikeouts over his 143.1 innings pitched and he gave up 117 hits. He allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.43. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.40 and they gave up 569 base hits on the year. Teams hit .257 against the bullpen and they struck out 482 hitters while walking 187 batters. As a team, Minnesota allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They were 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Twins pitchers collectively gave up 1,487 base hits and 732 earned runs last year. They allowed 224 home runs last season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff walked 483 batters and struck out 1,166. They walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit was 4.72.
As a team Minnesota hit .260, good for 9th in the league. The Twins held a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which was good for 6th in baseball. They ranked 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Joe Mauer hit .305 with an on-base percentage of .384 last year. He had 160 hits last season in 525 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 116. Brian Dozier hit .271 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .359. He totaled 167 hits and he drove in 93 men in 617 at bats. His OPS+ was 127 while his slugging percentage was at .498. The Twins had 1,444 hits last season, including 286 doubles and 206 home runs. Minnesota walked 593 times last year and they struck out 1,342 times as a unit. They left 1,147 men on base and had a team OPS of .768. They scored 5.03 runs per contest and scored a total of 815 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore had a 75-87 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.24, Dylan Bundy had a 13-9 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He had 152 strikeouts over the 169.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 152 hits. He allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.38. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.93 and they gave up 569 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers struck out 505 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They were 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Orioles pitchers as a team surrendered 1,505 base knocks and 795 earned runs last season. They gave up 242 home runs last year, which ranked 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff walked 579 hitters and struck out 1,233 batters. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.45 while their FIP as a staff was 4.96.
As a team, they batted .260, good for 8th in the league. The Orioles held a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which was good for 26th in baseball. They ranked 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup after batting .285 with an OBP of .322 last season. He had 170 hits last year along with 73 RBI in 597 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 109. Manny Machado hit .259 last season and he had an OBP of .310. He collected 163 hits in 630 at bats while driving in 95 runs. He had an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Orioles as a unit had 1,469 base hits last season, including 269 doubles and 232 homers. Baltimore walked 392 times last year and they struck out on 1,412 occasions. They left 1,041 men on base and had an OPS of .747. They scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 743 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles -111
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