Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins Odds: MLB Picks for August 22nd 2011
Twins -135 (2* FREE PLAY) Carl Pavano has had an up and down year much like the Twins who really have fallen apart at home where they used to dominate. Pavano has benefited from pitching at home where he carries a 3.08 ERA and that is where he pitches tonight against the Orioles and he’s been hot with a 2.01 ERA over his last 3 starts and now he faces an Orioles team that has not won a series in the AL since June 6th. Orioles are 18-42 on the road and I think the Twins will have the advantage with Pavano having a little revenge in his back pocket after giving up 7 ER in his last start in Baltimore. Before that Pavano was 5-3 in 9 starts vs. the Orioles posting a 2.75 ERA. Again he’s at home and now the Orioles who are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. the Twins.
Zach Britton may not be 100% after coming off the DL and Britton has a 4.42 WHIP not ERA in his last 3 starts with a 24.16 ERA. Britton has not looked good since returning and the Twins hit lefties a bit better than righties as they are 21st in OPS rather than their 28th rank vs. RHP. Twins are 44-19 in their last 63 home favorites -110 to -150.