Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 6/13/24

Minnesota Twins (35-32) vs Oakland Athletics (26-43)

Game Info: Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Joe Ryan (4-5) (3.42) vs Luis Medina (0-1) (5.23)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -222 / Oakland Athletics +184 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 13th at Target Field. . To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Athletics form and recent player performance 

-The Twins recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oakland

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota 

-Recent betting trends in games played between Oakland and Minnesota

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Athletics and Twins. 

A’s Fall Just Short on Wednesday

Oakland fell just on Wednesday as they gave up a walk off home run. Hogan Harris started the game and he went five innings giving up four hits and two earned runs. Catcher Shane Langeliers had a strong game finishing with two hits and he drove in an RBI. The A’s on the season are averaging 3.56 runs, while the pitching is giving up 4.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league while the pitching is ranked 23rd. They have a batting average of -1.17 which is 27th in the league. Brent Rooker has hit 13 home runs and driven in 40 RBIs. Luis Medina gets the start for Oakland and he sits with a 0-1 record and an ERA of 5.23. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays he went 4.2 innings giving up five hits and six runs. The Athletics will take on the Royals after this series.

Why Athletics Will Win

  • The Twins have lost four of their last five night games against American League opponents.
  • The Athletics have won three of their last four night games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games against the Twins following a road loss.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games against American League opponents.

Twins Offense Impressed

The Twins offense sure impressed on Wednesday and they scored 17 runs on the way to the victory. Carlos Correa finished with five hits and one run. Royce Lewis is turning into a star, and he hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Twins are averaging 4.34 runs while thie pitching is giving up 4.37 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the pitching is ranked 17th. They have a negative run differential of -0.03 which is 15th in the league. Ryan Jeffers has hit 12 home runs and driven in 36 RBIs. Getting the start for the Twins will be Joe Ryan who sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 3.30. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went seven innings giving up two hits and two runs. 

Why Twins Will Win

  • The Twins have won each of their last nine night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have lost each of their last nine games against American League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in four of their last five night games against AL West opponents following a home win.
  • The Twins have led after 5 innings in each of their last four night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

The Twins offense sure broke out on Wednesday and that success is going to continue here. Medina has had his issues for the A’s and in his last start he gave up five hits and six runs. Ryan in his last start gave up only two runs and that is going to continue here. The A’s are going to struggle to get even two runs all game, and the Twins are going to cruise to the victory. Back the Twins -1.5 to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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