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2022 MLB Handicapping
(21-16) Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics (16-23)
Date: Monday, May 16th, 2022
Time: 3:37 PM ET
Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Chris Archer (MIN) vs. Zach Logue (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -160 | Athletics +140
MLB run line Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 | Athletics +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7
The Minnesota Twins are traveling to the West Coast to face off with the Oakland Athletics in a American League three-game series.
Seth Brown hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, Sean Murphy followed with a two-run single and the Athletics ended their four-game losing streak against the Twins, beating Minnesota 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Minnesota posted a decent 5-4 record on a long homestand and now embarks on a six-game road trip starting in this one. They own a .500 road record and stand atop the lackluster AL Central.
Jorge Polanco had a big series against Oakland last week, collecting fives hits in 11 bats along with three RBIs. The 28-year-old slugger has been the Twins’ best hitter, accumulating 20 RBIs and a .738 OPS. Polanco features a .950 OPS on the month.
The Twins are scoring an average of 3.91 runs per game, landing them 20th overall. They have recorded a 3.34 team ERA, placing them fifth in the big leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have not started this regular season how they would have liked. They are currently in last place in the AL West and they will need to do everything they can to take down the Twins in this series.
On the offensive side of the field, they are struggling bad. The Athletics’ are scoring 3.47 runs per game and hitting .204 as a team. This is the 27th least amount of runs scored per game and the 29th lowest overall team batting average.
The Athletics’ are currently averaging .61 home runs per game, which is the 27th lowest average in the MLB. Their bats are simply cold right now and they aren’t generating enough offense to stay alive in these games.
On the defensive side of the field, the Athletics have also struggled. They are currently allowing 3.55 runs per game and have a 1.22 WHIP rating. This is the 11th least amount of runs surrendered per game and the 13th highest overall team WHIP rating. They aren’t keeping their opponents off the bases and it is making it very difficult for their pitchers to keep the opposing offense from scoring.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Twins are 6-10 ATS on the road
- The Twins O/U are 7-9 on the road
- The Athletics are 4-15 ATS at home
- The Athletics O/U are 8-11 at home
Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Minnesota Twins stand atop the AL Central and continue to shine at the plate. Oakland is a poor team that went on a nine-game losing streak earlier this month. The A’s are abysmal at home where they stand at 5-13 on the season.
Furthermore, the Twins already issued a three-game sweep against Oakland at the beginning of the month. Minnesota’s starter Chris Archer has contained the Athletics in his career, conceding only 5 runs in 17.1 innings of work.
Give me the Twins on the road.
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