Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics 9/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Mike Fiers
The Minnesota Twins visit Oakland Coliseum on Friday, September 21, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +115 and Oakland at -135. The Twins have a 74-74-4 over/under record and a 78-74-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 81-71-0 against the run line and have a 73-70-9 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 74-74-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 78-74-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 73-70-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 81-71-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
09/01/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 60-day DL (08/10)
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (08/19)
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/16/18 P Trevor Cahill Back is doubtful for next scheduled start
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (07/07)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 71-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 11-11 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 185 strikeouts over his 179.2 innings pitched and he's given up 152 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 586 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 567 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,354 base hits and 690 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 534 batters and struck out 1,289. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joe Mauer is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 123 hits this season in 446 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 97. Max Kepler is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 502 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Twins have 1,283 hits, including 293 doubles and 159 home runs. Minnesota has walked 494 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,248 times as a unit. They have left 1,016 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 676 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 91-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Mike Fiers has a 12-7 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 131 strikeouts over the 162.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 155 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 482 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 576 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,227 base knocks and 578 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,152 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .355. He has 149 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 558 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 123. Marcus Semien is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 152 hits in 595 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .378. The Athletics as a unit have 1,309 base hits, including 307 doubles and 206 homers. Oakland has walked 505 times this year and they have struck out on 1,288 occasions. They have had 1,018 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 743 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -135
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