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(15-35) Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics (23-29)
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Duffy vs. Eric Surkamp
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -118 / A’s +108
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 +135 / A’s +1.5 -155
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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It is probably pretty safe to say that this game is a not a playoff preview between a couple of cellar dwellers.
The Twins are tied with the Atlanta Braves for the fewest wins in the Majors, but they have been decent as of late and had their 4-game winning streak snapped with a loss to the Athletics yesterday. They are in last place in the AL Central 13 games back of the Kansas City Royals.
The A’s have won 3 straight and they are tied with the Houston Astros in the basement of the AL West 7.5 games back of the Texas Rangers.
The A’s have owned the Twins in the last few seasons winning 21 of their last 28 games facing them including winning 14 of their last 17 against them at home.
In yesterday’s game the Athletics beat the Twins 3-2.
At least you can say the Twins are balanced, but not in a good way, as they rank 28th in the Majors in both runs scored and team ERA.
The Twins had scored 18 runs in their 3-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners before only scoring 2 in yesterday’s loss.
Tyler Duffy (2-3 3.93 ERA) goes for the Twins tonight and he would like to forget his last outing where he gave up 5 earned runs in 6 innings, but the offense bailed him out in a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. The Twins have won 2 of his last 3 starts.
In Duffy’s last 2 starts he has given up a combined 11 earned runs.
Tonight is Duffy’s first career start against the Athletics.
In his first 4 starts since being called up from the Minors Duffy had a solid ERA of 1.85, but has been tagged up in his last 2 outings.
The Twins are 6-1 in Duffey’s last 7 starts facing a team with a losing record.
The Twins are 7-20 on the road this season.
The A’s are tied for 20th in runs scored and 26th in team ERA. While the pitching has been the main issue for Oakland this season they have only given up a combined 7 runs in their 3-game winning streak.
Eric Surkamp (0-3 6.55 ERA) goes for the A’s and he gave up 4 earned runs in only 2 innings in a 13-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox in his last start. In his last 2 outings, both Athletics losses, he has given up a combined 10 earned runs in only 6 innings of work.
Surkamp was just called up from the minors and has not appeared for the A’s since May 11th.
Surkamp gave up 4 runs in 4 innings of relief over 4 games in 2014 facing the Twins, but this will be his first career start against them.
This season the A’s are 11-16 at home and their 3-game win streak has come at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 7-20 in their last 27 road games.
- Twins are 5-15 in their last 20 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Twins have an Over record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
- A’s are 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win.
- A’s are 8-20 in their last 28 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- A’s have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Hard to go with Surkamp, but not really going with him rather than the Athletics, as they will take the 2nd game of this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
Yesterday’s game went Under as has 4 of their last 5 games between these teams in Oakland. However, with the 2 pitcher’s on the hill tonight the Over is the good call.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 7 – Minnesota 4
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