Monday, May 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Kendall Graveman
The Minnesota Twins visit O.co Coliseum on Monday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -113 and Oakland at +103. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Twins have a 26-19-3 over/under record and a 20-28-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Athletics are 25-25-0 against the run line and have a 26-22-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Twins head into this matchup with a 14-34 record, including 6-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 36 strikeouts over his 41 innings pitched and he has given up 45 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen while being struck out 169 times and walking 56 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.97 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 479 base hits and 236 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 376. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .238, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .233 average away from home. The Twins hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.1 hits per game. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .287 and his on-base percentage is at .394. He has 49 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 17 runs batted in. He's struck out 31 times and has walked 30 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .333 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 49 hits so far while scoring 20 runs and he's driven in 20. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 28 times. The Twins have 389 hits, including 77 doubles and 49 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Minnesota has walked 144 times this season and they've struck out 426 times as a unit. They've left 331 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 180 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 9-16 home record and a 21-29 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.36, Kendall Graveman has a 1-6 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 56 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.69. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 159 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 464 base knocks and 236 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 372. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .229 average at home. The Athletics hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.42 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .307 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 39 hits this year along with 11 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 20 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 421 base hits, including 70 doubles and 54 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Oakland as a team has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out 343 times. They've had 312 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They score 3.98 runs per game and have totaled 199 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 26-19-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 20-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 26-22-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 25-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/27/16 P Kyle Gibson Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11)
05/23/16 P Sonny Gray Trapezius 15-day DL (5/21)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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