Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics - 5/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics - 5/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics (15-23) vs Minnesota Twins (21-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Daulton Jefferies (1-6) (4.84) vs Sonny Gray (0-1) (3.68)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +120 / Minnesota Twins -156 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at the RingCentral Coliseum. In the first game of this series, it was the Twins that won 3-1, but in the second game, it was the Athletics that won 5-2. 

The Twins come into this game with a 21-16 record overall and they have won three of their five games. The Twins have been winning games, but their offense hasn’t been good enough, and it’s been the pitching that they have leaned on. Royce Lewis was a bright spot for this offense, but he has been sent back down to Triple A. Jorge Polanco has been the top offensive player hitting four home runs and driving in 21 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Athletics who sit with a 16-23 record overall and before Tuesday’s games the offense was a big issue. The A’s are averaging 3.29 runs per game which is one of the worst in all of baseball. In this game, if they want a chance to find the success they are going to need the offense to be good. 

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Getting the start for the Twins will be Sonny Gray who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 3.68. In his last start against Cleveland, he went 4.1 innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the A’s will be Daulton Jefferies and he sits with a 1-6 record and an ERA of 4.84. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, Jefferies went six innings giving up five hits and two earned runs. 

The A’s are 0-6 in Jefferies last six starts. The under is 4-0 in Jefferies last four starts on four days of rest. The under is 6-1-2 in the A’s last nine games against the American League Central. The under is 6-1 in the A’s last seven games played on Wednesday. 

Sonny Gray has been pitching a little better as of late, and Daulton Jefferies has been hit hard all season. The A’s offense only scored one run in the first game, and I expect they will struggle again. Back the Twins on the money line.

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