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Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins

April 17, 2024

The Minnesota Twins (6-10) and Baltimore Orioles (11-6) face off for the finale in game three of their series on Wednesday, April 17 at 1:05 PM ET at Oracle Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The moneyline at -110 shows this battle to be a toss up.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins have lost their last three games, with a 11-3 blowout coming in game two against the Orioles. So far in this series, the Twins have allowed 9.0 runs on average in these two losses. 

Pablo Lopez (1-2) gets the start on the mound for game three. In the 16.2 innings he has pitched, he has earned an ERA at 4.86 and a WHIP at 1.20. He will need a dominant pitching job in order to give them a chance to slow down the Orioles.

Ryan Jeffers leads them offensively with a .292 batting average and 11 RBIs. He has also earned an on base percentage at .358 and a slugging percentage at .563, which shows he is crucial to this offense.

The biggest area of concern is their lack of offense at the plate. They are accumulating a batting average at .195 and then allowing their opponents to average .251. This negative ratio will be tough to overcome.

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles have won their last three games and are 3-2 overall in their previous five. After getting blown out in the first two games of their last series against the Milwaukee Brewers, they capped off game three with a 6-4 performance to give them the momentum they needed for this series.

They have yet to name a starting pitcher for this matchup. Looking at their team averages, they have a 3.77 ERA and a WHIP at 1.17, both of which are better in general compared to the Twins.

Jordan Westburg leads them with a batting average at .316 and has slightly better stats in comparison to Jeffers for the Twins. If he is having a great day at the plate, he can help kick start their offense.

The Orioles have been averaging .259 at the plate, but are allowing their opponents to hover around with a .242 batting average. With little room for error, they will need to make sure their offense is clicking for a better shot at victory.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers compelling MLB odds, with this matchup being a coin flip for both teams. Market insights show that the Orioles have a 52.8 percent chance at success.

Looking at their stats, the Orioles appear to be the better team on paper. With their current win streak, they are arguably in the best position to find success and complete the series sweep.

Final Pick: Baltimore Orioles -110