Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-145) Oakland (+125)
The Oakland Athletics (15-23) welcome the Minnesota Twins (21-15) at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Twins at -145 and the Athletics are at +125. The total is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Sonny Gray and Daulton Jefferies.
Minnesota has a slugging rate of .390 and have been called out on strikes 304 times, while drawing a walk on 118 occasions. They have accrued 132 RBI's and 278 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .238. The Twins have accrued 62 doubles as a team and have smacked 38 baseballs out of the park. They have 140 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .315. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB.
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Twins pitchers have given up 38 home runs and also 126 runs in total (6th in MLB). They have walked 106 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.74 as a unit on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.27 on the year (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 316 hitters.
Twins pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 28 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 21 holds this season (13th in baseball). The Twins relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 33 save situations. They have tallied 9 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 of their 12 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 base runners on the year with 34.9% of them crossed home plate. The Twins have sent 117 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 957 putouts this season, in addition to 282 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which ranks 10th in professional baseball, and they have turned 25 double plays. The Twins have transformed 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,871 innings, ranking them 9th in pro baseball.
Gray has taken the ball for 1,282 frames and has racked up 1,241 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.61 (514 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.222. He has surrendered 1,104 base hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 462 walks. Gray (82-73 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.71 while he has gone up against 5,349 batters in the major leagues.
Oakland has hit 22 home runs so far this season and 114 RBIs. They have hit 52 doubles, while getting a free base 105 times and scoring 123 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .268 in addition to a batting average of .199 this year. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .306 and they average 3.24 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have been rung up on 328 occasions (6th in the league) and are sitting with 240 base hits.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.211 in addition to having a FIP of 3.69 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They rank 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 297. The Oakland pitching staff have given up 144 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.57 (133 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.67 (291 strikeouts vs 109 free passes). They have given up 32 home runs and they allow 3.87 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.1% out of their 65 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 40 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on base. With 40 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 26 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They sit at 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 133 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Oakland has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 14 save opportunities and they have recorded 9 saves.
In 3,021 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (18th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in professional baseball). The Athletics have 339 assists, 27 errors and have 1,007 putouts on the season.
Jefferies (2-7 career mark) holds a 5.16 ERA while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and he has faced 221 batters in his MLB career. He has given up 30 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.261 and a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Jefferies has given up 55 hits while he has earned 32 K's in 52 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-145)
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