Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 6/16/2024

The Oakland Athletics (26-46) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (38-32) on Sunday, June 16th. This game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. 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. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the A’s could only muster one more run in the 7th inning. As for the Twins, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 8th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Oakland had a chance to win the game in the 9th, as they scored one run and had the tying run on third base with two outs. However, Jhoan Duran got the Twins out of the jam and picked up the win. As for the A’s, Scott Alexander took the loss.

Max Kepler was the difference for the Twins, as he went 3/4 with a home run and four RBIs. Simeon Woods Richardson also had a rough outing on the mound for Minnesota, going just four innings and giving up four runs.

The Athletics are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak today, having dropped the first two games of this series vs. the Twins. So far this year, the Athletics are 15.5 games out of the AL West lead, and they are 26-46 overall. In the AL West, they are in 5th place and have gone just 6-14 in divisional matchups.

At home, the Athletics are 15-20 this year, and they are just 11-26 on the road. As the underdog, the Athletics are 20-44 this year, and they are 6-2 when favored. Oakland’s overall series record is 7-14-1, and they have dropped six straight series.

When the Athletics win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.9 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.5 runs per game. As a result, their run line record is 35-37, including a 19-18 mark on the road. They have been the underdog in 64 games, going 33-31 against the run line in those contests.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road today to face the Minnesota Twins. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs, which is slightly higher than their combined run average of 8.3. The A’s have an over/under record of 31-39 this season, and their average over/under line is 8 runs. When the line has been set at 8.5 runs, their over/under record is 8-12. So far this season, only 8.3% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs or higher.

JP Sears Gets The Start For The Athletics

Oakland is sending left-hander JP Sears to the mound today vs. the Twins. He has made 14 starts this season and has a record of 4-5 with an ERA of 4.02. Sears most recently faced the Padres, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work. Before that outing, he had lost three straight starts. Sears’ ERA on the road is 4.62, compared to 3.90 at home. Opponents are batting .229 off Sears this season.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Athletics are batting just .219 this season, which is the worst mark in the MLB. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and have a collective isolated power (ISO) of .150, which is 10th best in the league. Coming into the game, Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead with 13 homers apiece.

Over his last six games, Miguel Andujar is hitting .375 for the Athletics, but he has yet to go deep during this stretch. Tyler Soderstrom has three homers in his last seven games and is also hitting .280 during this stretch. Soderstrom is also on a six-game hitting streak heading into the game.

Minnesota is currently 3rd in the AL Central, seven games behind the Guardians for the division lead. The Twins are 38-32 overall and have gone 15-11 in AL Central games. They have won three straight games, and this includes taking the first two games of this series vs. the Athletics.

At home, the Twins are 20-14 this season and have been an even 18-18 on the road. As the favorite, the Twins have gone 29-16 this year and 9-16 as the underdog. Minnesota’s overall series record is 12-8-2, and they are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

The Twins are 32-38 against the run line this season, including a 14-20 mark at home. They have a run differential of +0.2 runs per game overall, with a +0.4 mark at home and a -0.0 mark on the road. They are 18-18 against the run line on the road this season.

The Minnesota Twins are playing at home against the Oakland Athletics today. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Twins have played 68 games this season, and their combined run average is 9.0 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 31-37, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 9-13. This season, 58.6% of their games have had over/under lines set lower than 8.5 runs, while only 10.0% have had lines set higher than 8.5 runs.

Bailey Ober Gets The Start For The Twins

Right-hander Bailey Ober gets 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. Opponents are batting .242 off Ober this season, and his WHIP is currently 1.19. In his 13 starts, Ober has turned in four quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he didn’t give up a homer. Before that, he had given up a homer in three straight outings. Ober’s ERA on the road is 10.85 compared to 4.26 at home.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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Carlos Correa has been on fire for the Twins of late, going 15/26 in his last six games with seven RBIs. Royce Lewis is also swinging a hot bat, hitting .421 over his last five games with two homers. Both Correa and Lewis come into the game on six-game hitting streaks. Ryan Jeffers leads the Twins in RBIs this season and is also 10th in the league in homers, but he is batting just .233 this season.

As a team, the Twins are 9th in scoring at 4.6 runs per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 4.8 runs per contest. Minnesota is also among the league leaders in isolated power, with a team mark of .165.

Athletics vs Twins Prediction

Our prediction for this Athletics vs. Twins matchup is to take the Twins to win at home, and we have them winning by a score of 6-4. However, with the Twins being -175 on the money line, we recommend taking the over at 8.5 runs, as our projections have this game going over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Bailey Ober is projected to pick up six strikeouts compared to JP Sears with five. However, Sears is projected to go 15th in terms of starters’ average innings pitched, while Ober is 17th.

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