Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-120) Oakland (+110)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (9-7, 3rd in AL West) play the Minnesota Twins (6-8, 4th in AL Central) at RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday. The Athletics open this matchup at +110 while the Twins are priced at -120. The total opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Kenta Maeda and Frankie Montas.
As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have accounted for 67 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .333. The Twins have accounted for 27 doubles as a team and have knocked 14 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 64 runs batted in and 119 hits this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .252. Minnesota has a slugging rate of .402 and have been rung up 131 times, while taking a walk on 52 occasions.
The Twins have an ERA of 3.83 for the year (14th in the league), and their staff has rung up 137 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 36 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.58 as a squad on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.81 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Twins pitchers have given up 16 home runs and 61 runs in total (8th in MLB).
The Twins bullpen have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 16 save situations. The relievers have inherited 18 base runners for the season with 66.7% of those players earned a run for their team. Twins pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 12 times and also have had 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have sent 45 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have notched 10 holds on the year (7th in MLB). They have 3 saves so far this year and have not converted 3 of 6 save chances.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 368 putouts for the season, as well as 114 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them ranked 8th in baseball, and have accumulated 88 double plays. The Twins have converted 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of 1,104 innings, which has them ranked 25th in baseball.
Maeda has thrown 670 innings and has earned 737 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.73 (278 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.123. He has surrendered 560 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 193 walks. Maeda (54-37 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.62 and he has faced 2,747 batters in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have tallied an OBP of .309 and a team batting average of .216 so far this season. They have struck out on 154 occasions (9th in MLB) and have totaled 113 hits. Oakland is sitting with 19 home runs for the season and 65 RBIs. The Athletics have a slugging percentage of .382 and they are recording 4.31 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have hit 20 doubles, while walking 60 times as well as recording 69 runs.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.368 in addition to having a FIP of 4.28 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 144. The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 80 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.88 (78 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 (131 strikeouts against 53 walks). They have surrendered 19 homers and they yield 5.00 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 2 save opportunities and they have tallied 2 saves. They sit at 2nd in baseball with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have sent 59 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 41.7% of 24 inherited base runners. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Athletics have earned 6 holds.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 13 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .991 (3rd in professional baseball). The Athletics have 138 assists, 5 errors and have earned 432 putouts for the season. Out of their 1,296 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (18th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Montas has surrendered 283 base knocks while he has accumulated 278 strikeouts in 275 innings pitched. Montas (20-15 career record) has earned a 4.24 ERA and has surrendered 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up 130 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.393 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has faced 1,196 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+110)
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