Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the venue where Kenta Maeda and the Minnesota Twins (12-23, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Oakland Athletics (23-16, 1st in AL West) on Sunday.
Oakland has a slugging % of .385 and have been rung up 349 times, while drawing a walk on 136 occasions. They have accrued 148 runs batted in in addition to 275 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .220. The Athletics have tallied 54 doubles as a squad and have smacked 47 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 158 runs scored and have an OBP of .307. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.1 runs per contest, which is 20th in MLB.
Athletics pitchers have given up 42 long balls in addition to 171 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 108 opposing players and their FIP is 3.80 as a unit so far this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 4.11 on the campaign (16th in the league), and their staff has rung up 335 hitters.
The Athletics bullpen have earned a save rate of 92.3% and stepped onto the hill in 31 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 49 runners on the campaign and 40.8% of those players earned a run for their team. Athletics bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 30 times and also have had 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 123 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 18 holds over the course of the season (17th in the league). They have recorded 12 saves for the year and have missed out on 1 of their 13 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics have earned 1,032 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 306 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which is 15th in pro baseball, and have earned 282 double plays. The Athletics have turned 68.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,096 innings on the field, which has them sitting 24th in the majors.
Bassitt has taken the ball for 446 frames and has accounted for 398 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Bassitt (22-23 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 1,907 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.59 (178 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.256. He has allowed 409 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 152 walks.
The Minnesota Twins have earned an on-base percentage of .313 as well as a batting average of .243 for the season. They have been rung up on 322 instances (17th in MLB) and have totaled 289 base hits. Minnesota has accumulated 47 home runs on the season as well as 154 runs batted in. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .421 and they score 4.66 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have 63 doubles, while getting a free base 112 times as well as putting up 163 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.306 and have a FIP of 4.61 as a pitching staff so far this season. They come in at 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 287. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 178 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.63 (156 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.68 (292 strikeouts against 109 walks). They have relinquished 51 homers and they surrender 5.29 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
Minnesota has had relievers step onto the hill in 12 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 111 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 40 times in high leverage situations and on 34 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 66.0% out of their 50 inherited base runners. With 31 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 19 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
Out of their 2,730 innings on the diamond, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (15th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have turned 33 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (8th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 313 assists, 19 errors and are sitting with 910 putouts on the campaign.
Maeda (55-38 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.81 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.82 and he has gone up against 2,828 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 292 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.129 and a FIP of 3.7. So far in his MLB career, Maeda has surrendered 581 hits while accumulating 752 K's in 689 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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