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The Baltimore Orioles host the Minnesota Twins tonight in the first of a four-game at home series. John Hyslop shares his prediction and best MLB player prop for the game.

Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Player Prop: Can Chris Paddack Rack Up the Strike Outs Tonight?

I always say a plus money pitcher strikeout prop a day keeps the bookie away. You can't say that and then not have a plus-money pitcher strikeout prop every day. That would be fraudulent. The thing is, finding these things are hard. It's not easy on these MLB streets so far this season. In order to find a move worth moving on, you have to dig deep. Get to the bottom of stuff. It's not pretty but when you do that day in and day out, it pays off. Mental simulation after mental simulation can be draining but it's truly the only way. The books are tough and they're trying to take our cash. We should fight back by taking theirs. This move tonight should do that.

Orioles vs. Twins Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: May 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB Extra Innings, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network

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Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Player Prop Pick

Chris Paddack Over 4.5 Strikeouts (+115) (Bet $100 to win $115)

*Odds available at DraftKings at time of publishing*

Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

I went to DraftKings for this one because they beat out FanDuel on the 4.5 line. FanDuel wants -106 while DraftKings is offering +115 for the same number. It was an easy call. Now if you want to talk YOLO, then go over to FanDuel. They've got 6+ on this stud for +200. That feels doable.

Chris Paddack. You don't see hair like that everyday people. Now the haters probably argue that if he was any good he'd be in shampoo commercials and they're right. With locks like that if he'd be bound to get exploited. Still, we bet numbers here people. The books are hanging a 4.5 for plus money. They don't do that to good pitchers. It just doesn't happen.

The thing the haters forget is that you don't have to be a Cy Young contender to strike out five guys in a game. This guy did that in his last start. He actually got six if you want to be technical. He also was allowed to throw 87 pitches. That feels like a good thing since the most he threw in his previous two games was 73. Those games were against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals which also worked against him. That's not the case tonight.

Tonight Paddack gets to throw at the Baltimore Orioles. On the season, no team in MLB has struck out more than they have. Nobody. It's true they have more problems with lefties than righties but they've still whiffed in 28% of their at-bats against right-handers. That's good enough for me. There are literally six or seven guys that could be trotted out tonight for the Orioles that are 22% or worse strikeout guys. If Paddack faces 20 batters like he's averaging on the season, he should get at least five of them to sit down. Maybe even six for the YOLO psychopaths.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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