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Orioles vs. Twins Prediction and Pick for July 2 (It's Always Sonny in Minnesota)

Josh Yourish
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray / Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Orioles are coming off of their first winning month since August 2017 after going 14-12 in the month of June. Now, the second game of July, they face Minnesota with Sonny Gray on the mound. Baltimore goes with Jordan Lyles trying to stick to their winning ways of the summer so far. 

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Orioles vs. Twins Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line

  • Orioles +1.5 (-105)
  • Twins -1.5 (-115)

Moneyline

  • Orioles +195
  • Twins -215

Total

  • 9 (Over +110 / Under -130)

Orioles vs. Twins Prediction and Pick

Despite all the Orioles winning in June, Jordan Lyles managed to 1-3 in the month and the O’s lost four of his five starts. Lyles ERA is barely sub five and the Orioles are 5-10 in his starts this year. The 31-year-old is a classic case of a veteran pitcher on a young team who was brought in to eat innings and lose games. 

Sonny Gray is a 32-year-old in the complete opposite situation. A veteran former ace brought into a competitive team who is pitching like a top-line starter once again. His first year in Minnesota has been even better than expected. A career best 2.17 ERA and 4.45 K/BB ratio. The Twins lost his first two starts of the year, but since then he has been absolute nails, not allowing more than three earned runs in a start. The Twins have gone 7-1 in his starts since the beginning of May. 

That success is sure to continue against the Orioles who are clearly much improved but not nearly a threat of the level of Minnesota who resides in first place in the AL Central. 

Pick: Twins -1.5 (-115)

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