Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 6/22/24

Oakland Athletics (28-49) vs Minnesota Twins (41-34)

Game Info: Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (4-6) (4.25) vs Bailey Ober (6-4) (4.81)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +131 / Minnesota Twins -156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and the Oakland A’s square off Saturday in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Minnesota Twins will send out Bailey Ober for the start here and Ober is 6-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. In his career, Ober is 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 16 strikeouts against the A’s. The Oakland A’s will send out JP Sears here and Sears is 4-6 with a 4.25 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sears is 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season.

Minnesota Twins Recap

The Minnesota Twins come into this one looking to bounce back from a 6-5 loss at the hands of the A’s in Friday’s series opener. The loss wasn’t ideal for the Twins who are looking to rebound from their series loss to the Tampa Bay Rays to start the week.

Twins Still Showing Up Offensively Despite Losses

Going into Friday’s matchup, Willi Castro leads the Twins at the dish with 69 hits including 18 doubles and 4 triples as well as 21 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Ryan Jeffers has a team-high 12 home runs, 37 RBIs and 15 doubles with a .234 batting average and .314 OBP. Carlos Santana has 12 home runs with 38 RBIs while Edouard Julien also has 7 home runs, 17 RBIs and 6 stolen bases but also has 66 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last eight day games following a win.
  • The Twins have won each of their last six games against AL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in each of their last six games against AL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six day games following a win.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s will try to keep the ball rolling after starting the series on a high note after their win over the Twins on Friday. The win gives the A’s a chance at rare back-to-back series wins after taking two of three from the Kansas City Royals to start the week.

A’s Competitive In Recent Weeks

Entering Friday’s opener, Brent Rooker leads the A’s with 44 RBIs along with 13 home runs this season while Abraham Toro has a team-high 71 hits and 24 RBIs. JJ Bleday has a team-high 22 doubles, 3 triples, 70 hits and 27 RBIs and Toro has a .259 batting average. Rooker also has the unfortunate title of leading strikeout bat with 90 K’s at the dish this season. Shea Langeliers has also chipped in 13 home runs and 36 RBIs.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The Athletics have won four of their last five games as home underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • The Twins have lost each of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games as favorites against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in eight of their last nine home games against teams that held a winning record.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’m on the over here. We just saw this pitching matchup in last week’s series and it was one-sided in favor of the Twins, but Ober’s been less effective on the road this season and facing the same team in back-to-back starts can be tricky. On the other side, Sears was roughed up by the Twins last time out, and I think Minnesota can get to him again with some of the best numbers in baseball against lefties in the month of June. Give me the over.

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

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