Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Trevor Cahill
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
Minnesota opens at +160 while Oakland opens at -190. The Twins have a 75-74-4 over/under record and a 79-74-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 82-72-0 against the run line and have a 75-70-9 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 75-74-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 79-74-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 75-70-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 82-72-0 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
09/21/18 P Trevor Cahill Back is probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs Minnesota
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 71-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 8-13 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 169 strikeouts over his 183.1 innings pitched and he's given up 167 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 588 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 570 hitters and walked 208 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 4.6. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,361 base hits and 697 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 539 batters and struck out 1,300. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
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 .273 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 123 hits this season in 450 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .373 and an OPS+ of 96. Max Kepler is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Twins have 1,292 hits, including 297 doubles and 160 home runs. Minnesota has walked 497 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,258 times as a unit. They have left 1,022 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 682 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 93-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Trevor Cahill has a 6-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 93 strikeouts over the 102.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 84 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 586 batters and walked 217 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,241 base knocks and 587 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,171 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .354. He has 151 hits this year along with 94 RBI in 566 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 120. Marcus Semien is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 156 hits in 603 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .381. The Athletics as a unit have 1,338 base hits, including 312 doubles and 212 homers. Oakland has walked 517 times this year and they have struck out on 1,306 occasions. They have had 1,030 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 771 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -190
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