Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics 5-18-22

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Minnesota Twins will go against the Oakland Athletics in MLB action in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA, on Tuesday, May 18, 2022, at 3:37 PM ET. Minnesota had a slow start to the season, earning only four of its first twelve games.

 

The Twins replied by winning 11 of their next 12 matches, putting them on one of baseball’s hottest runs this season. After that, they cooled off a little, but they were able to resume their victorious ways. Minnesota began this three-game series with a 3-1 victory against Oakland, giving them their third win in four games.

 

Despite their strong record, the Twins must face some questions at the plate. In nine of their previous 11 matches, they scored three runs or fewer.

 

However, their total batting average (.238) is still good, ranking 12th in the MLB. With 31 hits, shortstop Jorge Polanco leads the club, while second baseman Luis Arraez has 28. Right fielder Max Kepler boasts 27 hits, while center fielder Byron Buxton has 11 home runs to lead the club.

 

They’ll be up against an Oakland pitching rotation that ranks 11th in the league with a 3.57 ERA. Sonny Gray, a right-handed pitcher, will start for Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon.

 

In his last appearance, he went 4.1 innings and surrendered two runs on four hits and four walks. Gray failed to complete five innings in any of his four appearances this season, but he does have a respectable 3.68 ERA.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s previous 12 matches.
  • The Minnesota Twins are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches against Oakland.
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches on the road against Oakland.

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Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 5/18/2022

 

Since a 10-9 start through 19 matches, Oakland was moving in the opposite direction. Following that, the Athletics went on a nine-game losing streak, which included a three-game sweep in Minnesota earlier this month. They were able to rebound with 5 victories in their following seven matches, four of which came against poor Detroit.

 

Before Tuesday’s game, Oakland lost three consecutive games, including the series opener on Monday. After this match, the Athletics will go on a six-game road trip to meet the Angels and Mariners. In the American League West, they are presently in last place.

 

Their offense was a disaster, with a batting average of .199, which ris last in the majors. Sheldon Neuse, the squad’s 3B, tops the team with 34 hits and 14 RBIs while hitting at .281. However, he isn’t receiving much support from his colleagues, as practically every starter has a batting average in the high 100s or low 200s.

 

They’ll face a Minnesota pitching staff that’s off to a great start, with a 3.27 ERA (7th in the league). Daulton Jefferies will start for Oakland on Wednesday. Last time out, he went six innings and surrendered two runs on five hits. He already made two quality appearances this season, bringing his ERA down to 4.84.

 

  • The Oakland Athletics are 6-14 SU in their last 20 matches.
  • Oakland is 2-11 SU in their last 13 matches at home.
  • The Athletics are 5-1 SU in their previous 6 matches at home against Minnesota.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this game is the Minnesota Twins. The Athletics can’t seem to get anything going at the plate, and their pitching isn’t reliable enough to compensate for the lack of offense.

 

Minnesota continues to win games, making the Twins an appealing -150 wagering choice in this game. Gray pitched well in his first four appearances, whereas Jefferies had an ERA of above 5.00 before his most recent appearance.

 

The Twins have more offense and a stronger starting pitcher, so they’re worth betting on at these odds. The Minnesota Twins will win to a predicted score of 4-3

 

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Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:37 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA

 

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2022

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -152

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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