Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 6/14/24

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

Game Info: Friday, June 14, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

Simeon Woods Richardson (2-1) (2.84) vs Mitch Spence (4-3) (3.68)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -190 / Oakland Athletics +174 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins meet Friday in MLB action from Target Field. Here’s an Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins prediction. This will be the second installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Oakland A’s recent form and player performance

• The Minnesota Twins recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Oakland A’s

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Minnesota Twins

• Recent betting trends in games played between the A’s and Twins

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the A’s vs Twins game

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The A’s played the San Diego Padres in their early-week series. Oakland didn’t do well in that set, losing in a three-game sweep 6-1, 4-3 and 5-4. On Thursday in the opener versus the Twins, the A’s had just four team hits in a 6-2 loss. Tyler Soderstrom managed a two-run homer early but not much else happened at the plate.

As starter for Friday’s matchup, the A’s will send out Mitch Spence. This year over 16 games (five starts) during his rookie campaign, Spence is 4-3 with a  3.68 ERA and 40 Ks in 51.1 innings of work.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Over on the Twins’ side, they played the Colorado Rockies this week. Minnesota split the first two games of that set 5-0 (win) and 5-4 (loss) before a 17-9 blowout victory in the finale. On Thursday the Twins had 13 hits in the win. Carlos Correa had a big day on three hits, three RBI, two runs and a homer.

It’ll be Simeon Woods Richardson in the starter role for the Twins on Friday. This season Richardson is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 10 starts. Over his career Richardson is 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 12 games (11 starts).

A’s vs Twins Injury Notes

Twins RP Brock Stewart (shoulder) threw five pitches off the mound Wednesday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Athletics' last seven night games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Six of the Twins' last seven games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Twins' last four night games at Target Field.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Carlos Correa has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Athletics.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded a Double in each of his last five Friday night appearances against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances against the Athletics.
  • Byron Buxton has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances.
  • Christian Vazquez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a favorite against the Athletics.
  • Manuel Margot has recorded two or more total bases in nine of his last 10 appearances with his team as a favorite against the Athletics.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in five of the Athletics' last 10 road games against AL Central opponents.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in 17 of his last 18 Friday appearances.
  • Ryan Noda has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last two appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Ryan Noda has scored at least one run in three of his last four road appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • J.D. Davis has recorded at least one Single in five of his last six appearances in night games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (613).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 27th in the league for home runs allowed this season (84).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for runs scored this season (252).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for RBI's this season (240).

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Twins, but with the relatively thick line I could probably go either way. Richardson had a spotty start versus the Astros on June 2, giving up three earned on three hits and two walks in 4.1 frames during a no-decision. He was able to bounce back with one earned in 6.1 innings against the Pirates his last time up, but still took the loss. As for Spence, he’s given up six earned in 13.0 innings over his last two starts, going 0-1 in that pair.

On Thursday the Twins had a nice victory. Starter Joe Ryan had a little trouble early but otherwise the pitching was stellar. I think Minnesota keeps it rolling Friday with another win.

Andrew’s Pick Minnesota Twins -190

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