Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 6/15/2024

The Oakland Athletics (26-46) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (38-32) on Saturday, June 15th. 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 Twins. First pitch is set for 1:10 CT.

Athletics vs Twins

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Twins vs. Athletics series. Minnesota went into the matchup as -179 favorites and squeaked out a 6-5 win. Oakland had a chance to tie or win the game in the 9th inning but could only muster one run.

Oakland’s offense got off to a fast start in the game, scoring four runs in the first and adding one more in the 2nd. As for the Twins, they didn’t get on the board until the 2nd and scored their final run in the 5th. Minnesota’s offense was held in check for most of the game, as they finished with just 10 hits.

Shea Langeliers and Miguel Andujar each homered for the A’s, while Max Kepler went 3/4 with a home run for the Twins. Willi Castro also had a two-hit game and scored a run for Minnesota.

The Athletics are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak today, and they are 15 games below .500 at 26-46 this season. In the AL West, they are in 5th place and trail the Mariners by 15 games. So far, they have gone just 6-14 in divisional matchups.

At home, the Athletics are 15-20 this year, and they are only 11-26 on the road. Oakland has dropped six straight games as the road underdog, and their overall record as the underdog is 20-44. As for their record as the favorite, the Athletics are 6-2 this year.

When betting the run line, the A’s have been a better play on the road this season, going 19-18. The average run margin in their games is -1.2, with an average run margin of -1.6 on the road. They have been a run line underdog in 64 of their games, going 33-31 in those contests. In their wins, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 2.9 runs per game.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road today against the Minnesota Twins, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs. The A’s have a combined run average of 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 31-39. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 8-11-1. So far this season, 36.1% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8 runs.

Joey Estes Gets The Start For The Athletics

Right-hander Joey Estes gets the start for the Athletics today as he faces the Twins on the road. He has made six starts this year and has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 4.78. Opponents are batting .233 off Estes this year, and his WHIP is currently 1.12. Estes’ most recent outing came against the Padres, where he took the loss, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had gone 6 1/3 innings without giving up an earned run. Estes has one quality start this year.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

Over his last six games, Tyler Soderstrom is hitting .318 with three homers and six RBIs. Soderstrom’s three homers are the most on the team during this stretch. Miguel Andujar is also swinging a hot bat right now, going 9/24 in his last six games. However, he has yet to go deep during this stretch.

As a team, the Athletics are batting just .219 this season and are averaging only 3.6 runs per game (28th in the league). However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league. Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers are tied for the team lead with 13 homers, with Rooker’s 41 RBIs leading the team.

Minnesota is hosting the Athletics today with an overall record of 38-32, and they have won three straight games, spanning across the first two games of this series vs. the Athletics. In the AL Central, they are in 3rd place, 7.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have gone 15-11 in divisional games.

At home, the Twins have gone 20-14 this season and are an even 18-18 on the road. As the favorite, the Twins are 29-16 this year and 9-16 as the underdog. Minnesota has won three straight at home, and their overall series record is 12-8-2.

Minnesota has been a solid run line bet this season, going 32-38 overall. They have been a bit better on the road, going 18-18, compared to 14-20 at home. They have been favored in 45 games, going 20-25 in those contests. Their average run margin in winning games is 3.6, while it is -3.9 in losing games.

Minnesota has a combined run average of 9.0 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 31-37. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, the Twins are 4-10-2. Overall, 41.4% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8 runs or higher.

Bailey Ober Gets The Start For The Twins

Right-hander Bailey Ober is getting the start for the Twins today as he faces the Athletics at home. He has made 13 starts this year and has a record of 5-4 with an ERA of 5.13. Ober’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.19. In his 13 appearances, he has turned in four quality starts. Looking back at his last outing, Ober finished with a no-decision against the Pirates, giving up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had lost three straight starts. Opponents are batting .242 off Ober this season.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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Carlos Correa has been on a tear for the Twins, hitting .515 over his last eight games, including one home run and seven RBIs. Royce Lewis has also been swinging a hot bat, hitting .333 with two homers over his last seven games. Both players are currently on six-game hitting streaks. For the season, Ryan Jeffers leads the Twins with 12 homers and 36 RBIs, while batting just .233. Carlos Santana is 2nd on the team in RBIs (34) and has 10 homers but is batting just .227.

Minnesota’s offense is averaging 4.6 runs per game and is one of the league’s top home run hitting teams. Overall, they are 9th in scoring and have the 4th best Isolated power mark in the league. As a team, the Twins are batting .239, which is 14th in the league.

Athletics vs Twins Prediction

Our prediction for this Twins vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Twins to win, but at -203, the payout isn’t great. Instead, we recommend taking the over, with the line sitting at 8 runs. We have the Twins winning this one by a final of 6-5.

If you’re looking for a payout on the money line, we could see the Athletics pulling off the upset, as they are paying out at +171. However, we have Bailey Ober picking up a win 17th among starters, so we would stick with the over.

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