Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics 05/18/2022 – The Minnesota Twins have rebounded well from their last season as they sit at the top of the AL Central Division play. The Twins are holding a 21-16 record and are ahead of the Chicago White Sox. The Athletics took to a bad start and they are holding a 16-23 record on the season. Oakland is at the bottom of the AL West Division and they are a couple of games behind the Mariners. The baseball besting tips are in favor of the Twins to rebound in this game at home. Both teams will square off from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics 05/18/2022
|When:||Wednesday, May 18, 9:40 PM ET|
|Where:||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California|
The Minnesota Twins dropped their last game after giving up five runs to the Athletics. The Twins scored only two runs in return. Minnesota will turn towards Sonny Gray as their starter in this game. Gray is 0-1 on the season with an ERA of 3.68. Gray pitched four-plus innings in his last game and gave up two runs with four hits. The Twins might still need some support from the plate to get past the Athletics. However, they are expected to win this game.
Players to watch: Jorge Polanco SS (GP 35, AB 129, R 13, H 31, 2B 8, 3B 0, HR 4, RBI 21, TB 51, BB 20, SO 35, SB 1, AVG 0.24, OBP 0.34, SLG 0.395, OPS 0.735, WAR 1.2), Max Kepler RF (GP 34, AB 111, R 12, H 27, 2B 5, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 15, TB 47, BB 14, SO 22, SB 1, AVG 0.243, OBP 0.341, SLG 0.423, OPS 0.765, WAR 1.1).
The Athletics are trying to make up for all their loss but they are not up to the mark with their overall performance. The Athletics will turn in Daulton Jefferies to the mound as their starter in this game. Jefferies is holding a terrible 1-6 record on the season and is holding an ERA of 4.84. The Athletics need more power from the plate, especially against winning teams. Oakland has struggled to score in big numbers and they must get back on track.
Players to watch: Sean Murphy C (GP 36, AB 129, R 17, H 24, 2B 10, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 18, TB 48, BB 11, SO 39, SB 0, AVG 0.186, OBP 0.262, SLG 0.372, OPS 0.634, WAR -0.1), Tony Kemp 2B (GP 36, AB 122, R 12, H 26, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 5, TB 33, BB 13, SO 19, SB 3, AVG 0.213, OBP 0.3, SLG 0.27, OPS 0.57, WAR -0.1).
Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Minnesota are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
Twins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Oakland.
Minnesota are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Minnesota are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
Oakland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Athletics are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Oakland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games against an opponent in the American League Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland’s last 12 games when playing as the underdog.
Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
The Twins hold the upper here and they are all set to win this game and cover the spread. The best baseball spread betting odds are in favor of the Twins to make it past the Athletics and rebound from their last loss.
Score Prediction: Twins 6, Athletics 1.