Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 6/16/24

Minnesota Twins (38-32) vs Oakland Athletics (26-46)

Game Info: Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Bailey Ober/Chris Paddack vs JP Sears/Joey Estes

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -172 / Oakland Athletics +146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 16th at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To formulate this prediction for the double header, we will examine:

  • The Athletics recent 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 Oakland and Minnesota

Athletics Have Lost Seven Straight

The Oakland Athletics are 26-46 this year and they have lost seven games in a row. Oakland has lost the first two games in this series and they have allowed 12 runs in those two games. Prior to this series, the Athletics were swept by the Padres, lost two out of three against the Blue Jays, and lost two out of three against the Mariners. Oakland is 3-13 in their last 16 games and they are last in the AL West. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.27 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 257 runs with a .219 batting average and a .290 on base percentage. Brent Rooker is batting .257 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. Oakland has allowed at least six runs in five of their last seven games. 

Twins Continue to Score Plenty of Runs 

The Minnesota Twins are 38-32 this season and they have won three games in a row. Minnesota has won the first two games in this series by scores of 6-2 and 6-5. Prior to this series, the Twins won two out of three against the Rockies, lost two out of three against the Pirates, and were swept by the Yankees. Minnesota is 5-1 in their last six games and they are third in the AL Central behind Cleveland and KC. 

The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.21 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 320 runs with a .239 batting average and a .311 on base percentage. Carlos Correa is batting .298 with six home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Twins this season. Minnesota has scored has scored at least six runs three straight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Oakland in game one is JP Sears, who is 4-5 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 78.1 innings pitched this year. Sears has allowed three earned runs or more in three of his last five outings. The projected starting pitcher in game two for Oakland is Joey Estes, who is 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 32.0 innings pitched this year. Estes has allowed a total of four earned runs in his last three starts (16.1 IP). The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Bailey Ober, who is 5-4 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 66.2 innings pitched this season. Ober has allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last five starts and has not gone more than five innings in any of those five outings. The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota in game two is Chris Paddack, who is 5-3 with a 4.79 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 71.1 innings pitched this year. Paddack has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last five outings, but did allow 11 earned runs in the other two starts.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

The Athletics have lost each of their last 10 road games against American League opponents following a road loss.The Twins have won eight of their last nine home games against American League opponents that held a losing record.The Twins have covered the run line in each of their last seven day games following an extra innings win.The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games after going to extra innings.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

The Twins have lost nine of their last 12 games on the first leg of a doubleheader.The Twins have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight day games against the Athletics at Target Field following a home win.The Athletics have covered the run line in each of their last five day games against the Twins at Target Field following a loss.

Total Runs Facts

Four of the Twins' last five games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Four of the Athletics' last five games following an extra innings loss have gone UNDER the total runs line.

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 

Oakland comes into this game on a seven game losing streak and they are just 11-26 on the road, while Minnesota is 20-14 at home and rolling offensively. I don’t really like either starting pitcher in game one of this matchup and I think we could see a higher scoring game, but I am going to fade Ober. In game two, Estes has been solid in recent outings for Oakland, while Paddack has been decent. The Twins offense is raking right now, so I will take Minnesota to win game two. My Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins prediction is for the Athletics to win game one and the Twins to win by at least two runs in game two. 

David’s Pick Game 1: Athletics ML Game 2: Twins -1.5

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