The Oakland A’s (55-42 Overall, 24-22 Away) are second in the AL West. They’re 5.5 games behind first-place Houston and tied for the second wild-card spot. The A’s have won eight of their last 10 games. Last night marked their first loss since July 6. In their prior series with the Twins, Oakland won two-of-three. With their win last night, the Minnesota Twins (59-36 Overall, 29-17 Home) snapped the three-game losing streak. The Twins are first in the AL Central, four games ahead of second-place Cleveland.
Minnesota Twins vs Oakland A’s Pick – Pitching
Twins vs A’s Stats and Offense
The Twins come in hitting .271, while posting a .336 OBP and a .495 SLG%. Minnesota pitchers have allowed just 117 homers and opposing teams are batting.245 against them. Their RS/RA differential of +113 is second-best in the AL. Oakland is hitting .250 with 159 round trippers. They possess a run differential of +93. The team’s OBP .322 is while their slugging percentage comes in at .450. Opponents are hitting .241 against them and have smacked 110 homers.
Our Minnesota Twins vs Oakland A’s Pick
Our Minnesota Twins vs Oakland A’s pick notes that one major question concerning this game is will both or either of the starters be on target tonight? Both are coming off of solid starts and both has very shaky outings prior to each of their last wins. It is a good sign that Odorizzi, who’s having an All-Star season, was back on his game after his first disastrous start after coming off the IL. The Twins are a better offensive team, but they are dealing with some injuries. Oakland has a decent offense, but we think that the Twins will take tonight’s game, as they have an edge on the mound and are better at the plate.
Summary Money Line Pick – Minnesota Twins vs Oakland A’s
Minnesota Twins Money Line at -130