Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 6/13/2024

The Oakland Athletics (26-44) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (36-32) on Thursday, June 13th. This game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis and televised on NSPCA. The Twins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Padres. First pitch is set for 6:40 CT.

Athletics vs Twins

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The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Padres with a 5-4 loss on the road. Oakland was the +185 underdog going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Athletics, as they got on the board with a run in the 2nd inning but gave up the lead right away as the Padres scored in the bottom of the 2nd.

Oakland started Hogan Harris, and he took the loss, going five innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. Zack Gelof had a good day at the plate, going 2/4 with a run scored and an RBI. The Athletics also had three other players with two hits.

The Athletics are on the road today vs. the Twins, having lost five straight games, and they are 26-44 overall. Oakland is in 5th place in the AL West, trailing the Mariners by 14 games. So far, they are just 6-14 in divisional games.

At home, the Athletics are 15-20 compared to 11-24 on the road. As the underdog, Oakland is 20-42 this season, and they have dropped five straight as the underdog. When favored, the Athletics are 6-2 this season.

When it comes to the run line, the A’s have been a solid bet on the road this season, going 18-17. They have covered the run line in their last two road games and are 34-36 overall. As an underdog, they are 32-30 against the run line.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road today against the Minnesota Twins. The over/under line for this game is set at 8 runs. The Athletics have a combined run average of 8.3 runs per game this season. Their over/under record is 30-38, and their average over/under line is also 8 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 8-11-1. Overall, 34.3% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Luis Medina Gets The Start For The Athletics

Today, Luis Medina and the Athletics will be on the road to take on the Twins. Medina has made two starts so far this season, and he is still looking for his first win. In his last outing, he took a loss to the Blue Jays, giving up 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings. He did strike out 5 batters in that outing. He started the season with a no-decision vs. the Braves, where he went 5 2/3 innings and struck out 6.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

The Athletics offense has been one of the worst in baseball this season, averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. Their team batting average of .221 is also near the bottom of the league. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and have a collective isolated power figure of .151, which is 11th in the league.

Abraham Toro and Brent Rooker are both batting .263 for the Athletics this season, with Rooker’s 13 homers being the best mark on the team and the 8th best in the MLB. Shea Langeliers is also near the top of the league in homers, but he is batting just .202 for the season. Tyler Soderstrom has gone 7/21 in his last seven games, with two homers and four RBIs.

Royce Lewis had a big game at the plate for the Twins in their most recent game vs. the Rockies, going 3/5 with a homer and two RBIs. The Twins really broke things open with a five-run 1st inning and added another five runs in the 4th. Looking at the betting lines going into the game, the Twins were at -244 at home.

Pablo Lopez started for the Twins, going five innings and giving up just two runs on five hits. He only had one strikeout in the outing and got the win.

Minnesota is 36-32 overall and is 3rd in the AL Central, eight games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have gone 15-11 in divisional matchups. The Twins are at home today, where they are 18-14 this season.

The Twins have been good as the favorite this year, going 27-16, but just 9-16 as the underdog. They are coming off a series win over the Rockies and are 4-6 over their last 10 games. So far, they have gone 18-18 on the road.

When betting the run line on the Twins, it’s been a coin flip. They are 31-37 overall, 13-19 at home and 18-18 on the road. They’ve been favored in 43 games and have gone 19-24 in those contests. Their average run margin in wins is +3.6, while it’s -3.9 in losses.

The Minnesota Twins have played to an over/under record of 30-36 this season, with an average combined run average of 9.0 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 4-10-2. They have played in 27 games with over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, which accounts for 39.7% of their games. Their current over streak is at 2 games.

Joe Ryan Gets The Start For The Twins

Right-hander Joe Ryan gets the start for the Twins today as he faces the Athletics at home. He has made 13 starts this season and has a record of 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Ryan has a WHIP of .97 and has turned in nine quality starts. In his last outing, Ryan took the loss, giving up two earned runs in seven innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Ryan’s ERA on the road is 2.72, compared to 4.43 at home.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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Carlos Santana and Ryan Jeffers have been the Twins’ top power threats this season, as Jeffers’ 12 homers lead the team and is 9th in the league, while Santana’s 10 home runs is 11th in the MLB. However, both players are batting below .240. Willi Castro has been a solid all-around hitter for the Twins, hitting .260 with a team-high 18 RBIs.

Over his last seven games, Carlos Correa has been on fire for the Twins, going 15/29 with a home run and six RBIs. Royce Lewis also has a five-game hitting streak coming into today’s game, going 7/23 over his last six games.

Athletics vs Twins Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Athletics vs. Twins matchup is to take the Twins to pick up the win at home. However, with a money line payout of -244, we recommend taking the over, with the line sitting at 8 runs. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Twins.

Looking at today’s starters, Luis Medina is projected to finish with five strikeouts, while Joe Ryan is projected to finish with six. However, Ryan has the worst projected ERA among today’s starters, and we have him going just five innings.

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