Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics MLB Game Picks 7/2/2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Daniel Mengden
Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (53-30, 1st in AL Central) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (46-39, 3rd in AL West). The odds on this game have the Twins priced at -125 and the Athletics are at +115. The total is set at 9.5.
The Twins have been a strong option for wagerers, having gone 53-30-0 SU. Oakland covers 54.1% of the time, going 46-39-0 straight up. The Twins have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 35-19-0 SU. Oakland covers 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 18-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a very good Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 43-35-5.
Minnesota covers 62.8% of the time away from home, having gone 27-16-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 58.5% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 24-17-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a decent Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 42-43-0.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
6/30/2019 Adalberto Mejia RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/28/2019 Eddie Rosario LF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/27/2019 Willians Astudillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/30/2019 Blake Treinen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/30/2019 Khris Davis DH Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/30/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/24/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/23/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/18/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/18/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/10/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 53-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 274 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 701 base hits and 326 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 231 batters and struck out 721. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Twins hold a .496 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 79 hits this season in 294 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 134. Jorge Polanco is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 328 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Twins have 793 hits, including 170 doubles and 157 home runs. Minnesota has walked 254 times so far this season and they have struck out 662 times as a unit. They have left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .831. They score 5.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 474 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 46-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Daniel Mengden has a 2-1 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 313 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 706 base knocks and 354 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 281 hitters and struck out 673 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .356. He has 86 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 319 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 143. Marcus Semien is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 95 hits in 349 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Athletics as a unit have 732 base hits, including 155 doubles and 133 homers. Oakland has walked 283 times this year and they have struck out on 668 occasions. They have had 561 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 434 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +115
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