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(0-1) Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles (1-0)
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Camden Yards, Baltimore Maryland
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Andrew Cashner
MLB Moneyline Odds: Baltimore -117
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Baltimore -1.5 (+170)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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After they’re low scoring affair which resulted in a 3-2 Baltimore victory, Minnesota will try and flip the script in a night game in historic Camden Yards. This contest will feature vet pitchers Andrew Cashner and Kyle Gibson. Baltimore opened up as small (-109) money line favorites, while the line has remained pretty stagnant.
Minnesota couldn’t do much against Dylan Bundy totaling two runs off of eight hits, but for a team that only scored two runs and walked three times, they were working Baltimore’s pitchers forcing them to throw 162 pitches.
The 30 year old vet Gibson has been around long enough where we know what to expect from him. He doesn’t strike out many batters (K/9 6.24) and limits the free bases (BB/9 3.17), while keeps the ball in the park with a 1.00 HR/9 and a 12.8% HR/FB ratio.
His problems stem from giving up line drive hits 21% of the time and inducing ground balls 52% of the time, while he can only induce soft hits 16.7% of the time. These are ingredients for giving up a high volume of hits and runs, which is evidenced by his 4.70 career ERA.
Baltimore was only able to muster five hits, but they were able to hit when it counted grabbing a 2-0 lead in the seventh off a triple by Caleb Joseph. Then getting a walk-off home run from stalwart Adam Jones in the bottom of the 11th.
It was motivating grind-it-out win, but they will need more support from their bats who struck out 13 times.
Pitcher Andrew Cashner was a perplexing pitcher to read last year; he rarely caught strikeouts (4.64 K/9), but he was solid at not giving up home runs with a HR/9 of .81 and HR/FB ratio of 8.6%
He is a ground ball pitcher who induced them 48% of the time last year. The amazing thing about it was he managed to maintain a .266 BABIP, which is pretty lucky for a ground ball pitcher. That aided him in posting a 3.40 ERA, but owned a 4.61 FIP and a 5.30 xFIP, which isn’t good.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- MIN are 3-7 in their last 10 Sat. games.
- MIN are 8-0 in Gibsons last 8 starts.
- MIN are 16-5 in Gibsons last 21 road starts.
- BAL are 1-8 in their last 9 games following a win.
- BAL are 4-14 in their last 18 games on grass.
- Under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Baltimore.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction: Baltimore pulls off another close victory at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9.5
Both teams combined to go 3-18 with runners in scoring positions. This time around they’ll be facing pitchers who are more prone to giving up hits due to the high level of ground balls they induce, so we should see some more conversions.
The under has hit in nine of these two teams last 10 contests, so this has me believing we’ll see the total creep over the number.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Baltimore 6 – Minnesota 4
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