Twins Vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 5, 2022

Written By Staff on May 5, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (15-10) take the field against the Baltimore Orioles (9-16) on Thursday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, beginning at 7:05 PM ET. Chris Archer gets the starting nod for Minnesota (-151 to win), and Spenser Watkins is Baltimore’s (+127) choice to start.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Twins vs Orioles Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Archer (MIN) Pitcher Watkins (BAL)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
15.1 IP 17.2
2.93 ERA 2.55
1.304 WHIP 1.245
8.2 K/9 4.1
5.3 BB/9 4.1

Twins Probable Starter Chris Archer

  • Archer gets the start for the Twins, his fifth of the season. He is 0-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the righty tossed four innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering two hits.
  • The 33-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.93, with 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings, in four games this season.
  • He will take the mound against an Orioles team that is batting .221 as a unit (24th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .322 (27th in MLB) with 13 total home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Archer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trey Mancini 17 .294 5 0 3 .400 .812
Rougned Odor 13 .154 2 0 0 .154 .308
Anthony Santander 8 .375 3 0 0 .375 .750
Austin Hays 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Robinson Chirinos 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Cedric Mullins 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Anthony Bemboom 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan Mountcastle 2 1.000 2 1 1 1.000 3.500
Jorge Mateo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Probable Starter Spenser Watkins

  • Watkins (0-0) will take the mound for the Orioles, his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in four innings against the Boston Red Sox.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 2.55 and 4.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Twins rank 13th in MLB with a .234 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 11th in the league (.383) and 26 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Watkins

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gio Urshela 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been favored on the moneyline 14 total times this season. They’ve finished 9-5 in those games.
  • Minnesota has played as a moneyline favorite of -151 or shorter in only two games this season, which they won both.
  • The Twins have an implied moneyline win probability of 60.2% in this game.
  • Minnesota has played in 25 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-13-1).
  • The Twins have a 12-13-0 record against the spread this season (covering 48% of the time).
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Orioles Betting Trends

  • This season, the Orioles have been the underdog 25 times and won nine, or 36%, of those games.
  • Baltimore has entered 19 games this season as the underdog by +127 or more and is 6-13 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 44.1% chance of a victory for the Orioles.
  • So far this season, Baltimore and its opponents have hit the over in nine of their 25 games with a total.
  • In 25 games with a spread this season, the Orioles are 14-11-0 ATS.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Max Kepler has accumulated 18 hits, a team-high for the Twins. He’s hitting .240 with three doubles, five home runs and 12 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Kepler ranks 89th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 41st and he is 27th in slugging.
  • Byron Buxton is batting .290 with five doubles, seven home runs and two walks.
  • Luis Arraez has accumulated an on-base percentage of .378, a team-high for the Twins. He is hitting .301 with two doubles, a home run and nine walks.
  • Jorge Polanco is hitting .205 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 walks.
  • Polanco brings a five-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .286 with three doubles, a walk and six RBI.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 91 .264 12 2 11 .323 .708
Jorge Polanco 88 .205 10 2 14 .304 .634
Max Kepler 75 .240 9 5 12 .360 .840
Luis Arraez 73 .301 7 1 7 .378 .748
Gio Urshela 71 .254 9 1 6 .329 .639
Byron Buxton 62 .290 15 7 13 .343 1.053
Trevor Larnach 60 .283 10 0 7 .333 .733
Ryan Jeffers 57 .228 7 3 9 .302 .758
Gary Sánchez 56 .214 4 1 9 .279 .636
Nick Gordon 41 .244 7 0 1 .295 .612

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Anthony Santander leads Baltimore with an OBP of .408 this season while batting .241 with 18 walks and 11 runs scored.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Santander is 87th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 12th, and he is 91st in slugging percentage.
  • Cedric Mullins has collected 23 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .306.
  • Mullins is currently 100th in batting average, 99th in on-base percentage and 78th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
  • Austin Hays leads Baltimore in slugging percentage (.422) and total hits (25) this season.
  • Trey Mancini has been key for Baltimore with 22 hits, an OBP of .315 plus a slugging percentage of .349.

Orioles Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 100 .230 15 3 10 .306 .706
Ryan Mountcastle 92 .239 7 2 10 .271 .597
Austin Hays 90 .278 7 2 11 .353 .775
Trey Mancini 83 .265 7 1 9 .315 .664
Jorge Mateo 80 .225 7 0 5 .271 .571
Anthony Santander 79 .241 11 3 12 .408 .788
Ramón Urías 78 .205 6 1 6 .250 .532
Rougned Odor 66 .212 9 1 7 .274 .638
Robinson Chirinos 47 .149 2 0 3 .286 .477
Anthony Bemboom 31 .129 2 0 0 .229 .390

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