Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins - 7/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins - 7/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins (43-36) vs Baltimore Orioles (35-42)

Game Info: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

Joe Ryan (6-3) (3.20) vs Spenser Watkins (1-1) (5.14)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -230 / Baltimore Orioles +185 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles will play the Minnesota Twins in Game 1 of their series at Target Field on Friday night.

The Baltimore Orioles are 35-42 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Baltimore is coming off of a series loss against Seattle, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .258 opponent batting average this season. The Orioles offense has scored 314 runs with a .229 batting average and a .297 on base percentage. Ryan Mountcastle is batting .275 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Spenser Watkins, who is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP over 35 innings pitched this season.

The Minnesota Twins are 43-36 this season and have also lost three of their last four games. Minnesota is coming off of a series loss against Cleveland, where they lost three out of the five games played. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 3.71 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 356 runs with a .253 batting average and a .323 on base percentage this year. Luis Arraez is batting .340 with four home runs and 27 RBI’s for the Twins this season. The projected starter for Minnesota is Joe Ryan, who is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 59 innings pitched this season.

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Baltimore is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss and 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL Central. The under is 8-2 in Baltimore’s last 10 games. Minnesota is 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games and 10-3 in their last 13 games following a loss. The over is 5-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 7 Friday games. Baltimore is 17-35 in these two teams last 52 head to head meetings.

Minnesota comes into this game with a one game lead in the AL Central, but Cleveland is hot on their trail. Baltimore is seven games below .500 and is traveling from the West Coast. Spenser Watkins was very good in his last starting against the White Sox, where he allowed 0 earned runs over five innings for the Orioles. For the Twins, Joe Ryan has allowed 10 runs in his last 15.2 innings. I like the under in this game between two pitchers that have pitched decently well in their last starts.

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