Twins vs Athletics Prediction MLB Picks Free 9/28

Twins vs Athletics Prediction MLB Picks Free 9/28

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Twins vs Athletics: MLB Predictions, Picks, and Expert Analysis

Prepare for an exciting matchup as the Minnesota Twins take on the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. Our team of MLB experts is here to provide you with a comprehensive analysis of this game, including a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis:

Minnesota Twins:

The Minnesota Twins, with a current record of 84-73, are in the midst of a playoff race and are determined to secure crucial victories.

Hitting Analysis:

Brent Rooker leads the Twins with 29 home runs and 65 RBIs, showcasing their offensive prowess. With a team batting average of .242, they have the potential to score runs against the Athletics' pitching.

Pitching Analysis:

Sonny Gray will be on the mound for the Twins with an 8-8 record and a stellar 2.80 ERA. Gray's consistency and strong performance make the Twins a formidable team in this matchup.

 

Oakland Athletics:

The Oakland Athletics, with a current record of 48-109, have faced a challenging season, and they are looking to finish on a positive note.

Hitting Analysis:

While the Athletics have struggled this season, they will face Sonny Gray, a tough opponent on the mound. It will be a test for their hitters to produce runs in this matchup.

Pitching Analysis:

Luis Medina will start for the Athletics with a 3-10 record and a 5.64 ERA. The Twins' offense, led by Brent Rooker, could take advantage of Medina's struggles.

 

Prediction:

Given Sonny Gray's strong performance and Luis Medina's struggles on the mound, we predict that the Minnesota Twins will not only win this game but also cover the -1.5 run line. Gray's pitching excellence and the Twins' potent lineup make them the favorites in this matchup.

The Twins, led by Brent Rooker, have the offensive firepower to score runs against Medina and secure a comfortable victory. Bet on the Twins to win and cover the -1.5 run line as they aim to strengthen their position in the playoff race.

Additionally, looking at recent team statistics and trends, the Twins have won five of their last seven games, while the Athletics have struggled with consistency.

Furthermore, Sonny Gray has a strong track record against the Athletics, which bodes well for the Twins. In previous matchups, Gray has held Oakland's batters to a low batting average and limited their scoring opportunities.

On the other hand, Luis Medina's struggles on the mound are a concern for the Athletics. With an ERA above 5.00, he has had difficulty keeping opposing hitters in check.

Considering these factors, the Twins have a clear advantage in both pitching and hitting, making them a solid choice to win by a margin of at least two runs. This game offers an excellent opportunity for bettors to take the Twins on the -1.5 run line.

 

Pick: Twins -1.5

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