Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics 7/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adalberto Mejia vs. Chris Smith
The Minnesota Twins visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday, July 29, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Adalberto Mejia for the Twins and Chris Smith for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -104 and Oakland at -106. The Twins have a 44-50-6 over/under record and a 48-52-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 52-50-0 against the run line and have a 55-45-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 44-50-6 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 48-52-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 55-45-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 52-50-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/26/17 3B Miguel Sano Hand "?" Friday vs. Oakland
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/15/17 CF Byron Buxton Groin 10-day DL (07/15)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/28/17 C Josh Phegley Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
07/06/17 P Jharel Cotton Blister 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 49-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 63 strikeouts over his 74.2 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 957 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 692. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.01.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 92 hits this season in 340 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 134. Brian Dozier is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 381 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Twins have 860 hits, including 180 doubles and 109 home runs. Minnesota has walked 370 times so far this season and they have struck out 843 times as a unit. They have left 732 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 44-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Chris Smith has a 0-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 319 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 879 base knocks and 459 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 311 hitters and struck out 783 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Athletics hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .339. He has 96 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 362 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 111. Yonder Alonso is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 79 hits in 300 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Athletics as a unit have 797 base hits, including 176 doubles and 141 homers. Oakland has walked 355 times this year and they have struck out on 961 occasions. They have had 657 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 433 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -104
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