Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics - 4/21/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Oakland Athletics (9-7) vs Minnesota Twins (6-8)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Frankie Montas (2-1) (4.91) vs Kenta Maeda (1-1) (2.45)
Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +110 / Minnesota Twins -120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics face off on Wednesday in an American League showdown in California.
These two teams played a doubleheader on Tuesday and in the first game it was the A’s that were able to win 7-0. In the second game it was the A’s again that were able to win 1-0.
The Twins lineup too to bottom is loaded with talent but this is a team that has issues scoring runs. In the 14 immmgs on Tuesday they couldn’t score a run and they need to find a way to manufacture some runs in this game dotneu want a win.
On the other side of this matchup is the A’s who aren’t getting enough attention or their success as of late. The pitching staff has been strong and that will bees to be the case again in this one.
On the mound for the Twins is Kenta Maeda who has pitched 14.2 innings giving up 20 hits and seven runs. In his last start against the Red Sox he went 4.1 innings giving up seven hits and three runs.
On the mound for the A’s will be Frankie Montas who comes into this game having gone 14.2 innings giving up 15 hits and six runs.
Twins are 14-6 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series. Twins are 81-36 in their last 117 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. Athletics are 38-15 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series. Athletics are 36-16 in their last 52 Wednesday games. Athletics are 56-25 in their last 81 vs. a team with a losing record.
Maeda isn’t the same pitcher as last year and I expect he is going to get hit hard in this game. Look for the A’s offense to be the difference as the A’s come away with a win.