Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 16 (5/16): MLB

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 16 (5/16): MLB

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Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Twins money line -130
Twins run line -1.5 (+130)
Athletics money line +108
Athletics run line +1.5 (-150)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Minnesota Twins Oakland Athletics
Record 20-15 15-22
Road / home record 7-7 5-13
Last 10 record 5-5 5-5
Streak W1 L2
Over / under record 13-20-2 14-20-3
Runs / game 3.91 3.30
Runs allowed / game 3.65 3.81

Preview

The Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Twins swept Oakland earlier this season.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins get here with a 20-15 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.91 runs per game and allowing 3.65 runs. Max Kepler is batting for .243 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 19 RBI and 11 home runs.

Joe Ryan leads the pitching staff with a 2.39 ERA, 36 strikeouts and 4 wins for the Twins.

Probable Pitcher: Chris Archer (0-1, 4.43 ERA)

Archer will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Twins. Archer took the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks across three innings during Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Astros. He struck out two.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 15-22 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 3.30 runs per game and allowing 3.8 runs. Sheldon Neuse is batting for .281 AVG. Sean Murphy leads with 18 RBI and 4 home runs.

Paul Blackburn leads the pitching staff with 4 wins, a 1.67 ERA and 29 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:  Zach Logue (2-1, 1.35 ERA)

Logue will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Athletics. Logue picked up the win in Wednesday's 9-0 rout of the Tigers, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out six without walking a batter. He allowed 2 runs across 5 innings earlier this season against the Twins.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Oakland.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road.

Oakland are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games at home.

Oakland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota.

Prediction

The Twins swept the A's at home earlier this season but they have lost 4 of their last 6 games and have struggle offensively. The Athletics have lost 10 of their last 11 games at home but they're 5-1 at home vs Twins and they wiil send Zach Logue to the mound who has been really good in his last 2 starts. With both offenses struggling I think the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 7.5 (-110)

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