Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 6/23/2024

The Minnesota Twins (42-35) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (29-50) on Sunday, June 23rd. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland 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 3:07  CT.

Twins vs Athletics

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It was all Minnesota in the last game of this series, as the Twins took down the Athletics by a score of 10-2. The Twins offense only had one more hit than the A’s and struck out nine times, but still picked up a convincing win. Heading into the game, they were favored at -177 on the money line.

This game featured a starting pitching matchup between Bailey Ober for the Twins and JP Sears for the A’s. Ober went nine innings and gave up just two hits and two earned runs. He finished the game with 10 strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk. On the other side, Sears only lasted 1 1/3 innings and was tagged for eight runs and nine hits.

Minnesota’s two-through-four hitters did the most damage, as Manuel Margot, Jose Miranda, and Carlos Correa each had three hits and combined for seven RBIs. Royce Lewis also had a two-hit game and drove in two runs.

Minnesota is 42-35 overall and trails the Guardians by 7.5 games in the AL Central. The Twins are 15-11 against other teams in the division. So far, they have gone 23-16 at home compared to 19-19 on the road.

As the favorite, the Twins have put together a record of 33-19 this year. They are 9-16 when they are the underdog. Minnesota’s overall series record is 13-9-2, and they are 7-3 in their last ten games overall.

When the Twins are on the road, they have been a good bet against the run line, going 19-19. They have an average run margin of 0.3 runs per game, which is slightly better than their road average of 0.2 runs per game. They have been a better bet at home, going 15-24 against the run line. They have an average run margin of 0.4 runs per game at home. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 12-13 against the run line.

The Twins are on the road in Oakland tonight, where the over/under line is set at 8 runs. Minnesota’s games have averaged 9.2 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 36-39. When the line is set at 8 runs, their record is 5-10-2. The over has hit in three straight Twins games.

Pablo López Gets The Start For The Twins

Pablo López gets the start for the Twins today as he faces the Athletics on the road. So far this season, he has made 15 starts and has a record of 6-6 with an ERA of 5.62. Looking at his overall numbers, López has a WHIP of 1.25 and opponents are batting .261 this season. In his 15 starts, he has turned in six quality starts and is averaging 9.79 strikeouts per nine innings. The right-hander’s last outing came against the Rays, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up five earned runs in four innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Twins Offense Breakdown

Minnesota’s offense has been one of the league’s best this season, averaging 4.7 runs per game (8th) and are also 6th in the league in home runs. So far, they have been a good home run hitting team, but they have been even better on the road, averaging 4.9 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .247, which is 9th in the league.

Royce Lewis has been on a tear of late, going 10/28 in his last seven games with five homers and has scored eight runs during this stretch. For the season, he is batting .371 with 10 homers, which is 2nd on the team. Carlos Santana and Ryan Jeffers are tied for the team lead with 12 homers apiece.

Oakland is 29-50 overall, putting them 5th in the AL West, 16 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they have gone just 6-14 against other AL West teams. The Athletics have gone 3-7 over their last 10 games and are currently tied with the Angels for 4th place in the AL West.

At home, the Athletics are 18-22 this year compared to an 11-28 mark on the road. As the underdog, Oakland is 23-48 this year, and they are 12-20 when playing as the home underdog. As for their overall series record, the Athletics are 8-15-1 this year.

When the Athletics win, they do so by an average of 2.9 runs per game, which is why they are 40-39 against the run line. As the underdog, they are 38-33 vs. the run line. As the favorite, they are just 2-6.

The Oakland Athletics are playing at home against the Minnesota Twins today, with the over/under line set at 8 runs. The combined run average for Athletics games this season is 8.5 runs per game, and their over/under record is 35-42. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 10-11-1. The over has hit in their last two games.

Hogan Harris Gets The Start For The Athletics

Through six appearances and four starts, Hogan Harris has a record of 1-0 and an ERA of 2.37 for the Athletics. He has made one quality start this year and is coming off a game in which he got the win. Against the Royals on June 18th, Harris went five innings, giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits. In that outing, he gave up one homer. Harris has finished with a no-decision in each of his last three starts. Opponents are batting .207 off Harris this season, and his ERA at home is 2.85 compared to 1.73 on the road.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Athletics are 28th in the league in scoring, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.2 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .222, which is 21st in the league, and are also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts and on-base percentage.

Over his last seven games, Zack Gelof has three home runs, but is batting just .231 during that stretch. Brent Rooker comes into the game on a five-game hitting streak and is 15th in the league with 44 RBIs. Rooker also has 13 homers, which is 2nd on the team, and Shea Langeliers is 11th in the league with 14 homers but is batting just .207 for the season.

Twins vs Athletics Prediction

With the Athletics being the underdog at +149, that is the way we recommend playing this one. We actually have the Athletics winning this game 5-4, giving you some wiggle room to also take the Athletics on the run line if you would like.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Hogan Harris is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is right around the middle of the league. As for Pablo Lopez, he is projected to finish with six K’s, which is good for fifth among today’s starters.

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