Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics 7/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Sonny Gray
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, July 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Twins and Sonny Gray for the Athletics.
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Minnesota opens at +174 while Oakland opens at -185. The Twins have a 44-50-7 over/under record and a 49-52-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 52-51-0 against the run line and have a 55-45-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 44-50-7 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 49-52-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 55-45-3 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 52-51-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
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 50-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 2-9 record with an earned run average of 8.00 and a WHIP of 1.78. He has 47 strikeouts over his 72 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 288 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 965 base hits and 486 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out 702. 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 4.98.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 93 hits this season in 345 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 132. Brian Dozier is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 386 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Twins have 871 hits, including 183 doubles and 109 home runs. Minnesota has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 853 times as a unit. They have left 742 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 460 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 44-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Sonny Gray has a 6-5 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 325 batters and walked 125 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 4.61. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 890 base knocks and 464 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 318 hitters and struck out 793 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Athletics hold a .416 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 .264 with an OBP of .341. He has 96 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 364 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 111. Yonder Alonso is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 79 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Athletics as a unit have 805 base hits, including 180 doubles and 141 homers. Oakland has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 971 occasions. They have had 664 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 436 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -185
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