Twins vs. Orioles Game 1 Double Header Betting Preview April 20

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Don Shapiro
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We have Game 1 of a double header between the Twins and Orioles today.


Which Team/Total Outcome Stands Out Here:

OVER (only because it's rare to see more action on the UNDER)


Public all over the UNDER

What We Like Here:

  • Nearly 80% of the action on the UNDER
  • Minnesota has won the last six meetings versus Baltimore
  • Jose Berrios has four straight quality starts
  • OVER is 7-0 in Orioles last 7 home games.

What We Don't Like Here:

  • The total has dropped at some books from 10.5 to 9.5
  • Price too high on Minnesota and Berrios at -208
  • Really don't like double headers

This is the first game of a double header. 

The Twins are 3-12 in their last 15 opening games of a double-header.

The Orioles are 9-42 in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Jose Berrios (2-1, 2.30 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Dan Straily (1-1, 10.24)

Berrios has four straight quality starts out of the gate while striking out 28 in 27 1/3 innings with just five walks. He has held opponents to 15 hits in 27 1/3 innings, including just four over 6 2/3 frames in a win over Detroit on Sunday. The 24-year-old is 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA in two career starts at Camden Yards.

The Twins are 6-22 in Berrios' last 28 road starts.

Straily gave up 10 runs in 4 2/3 innings over his first two starts before finding a groove at Boston on Monday. He held the Red Sox to one run and two hits in five innings to pick up his first win with Baltimore. First baseman C.J. Cron is 2-for-3 with a home run and a double against Straily, who has a 2.13 ERA in two career starts versus the Twins.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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