Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+155) Minnesota (-185)
Target Field is where the Minnesota Twins (15-11) will try to defeat the Oakland Athletics (10-15) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Athletics at +155 while the Twins are sitting at -185. The total is 7. The expected starting pitchers are James Kaprielian and Chris Paddack.
Oakland is slugging .329 and have been rung up 233 times, while drawing a walk on 63 occasions. They have earned 84 runs batted in and 168 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate sits at .206. The Athletics have accounted for 36 doubles as a team and have knocked 19 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 92 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .269. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 3.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 23rd in the league.
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Athletics pitchers have surrendered 23 home runs and 106 runs (21st in MLB). They have walked 76 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.80 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Athletics are sitting with a team ERA of 3.95 over the course of the season (22nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 199 hitters.
The Athletics relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 63.6% and stepped onto the hill in 34 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 49 runners this season and 26.5% of them earned a run for their team. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 34 times in addition to having 32 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 91 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have 23 holds for the season (3rd in baseball). They have accumulated 7 saves over the course of the season and have blown 4 of their 11 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 665 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 233 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .977 which is 28th in pro baseball, and they have turned 25 double plays. The Athletics have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,995 innings, which ranks them 21st in MLB.
Kaprielian has pitched in 125 frames and has tallied 129 K's so far in his MLB career. Kaprielian (8-6 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.54 while he has faced 533 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.39 (61 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.272. He has surrendered 112 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 47 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .236 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 221 occasions (8th in baseball) and have 191 hits. Minnesota has compiled 26 long balls on the campaign and 100 runs batted in. The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .386 and they earn 4.28 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have 42 doubles, while taking a walk 87 times as well as notching 107 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.150 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.65 as a staff for the season. They are sitting at 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 183. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 83 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.27 (80 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.06 (214 strikeouts vs 70 bases on balls). They have given up 25 dingers and they relinquish 3.40 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
With 18 save situations, the Twins have 11 holds and also 3 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 7 save chances and they have earned 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 18 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 24 inherited base runners. They are ranked 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 76 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in baseball). The Twins have recorded 204 assists, 12 errors and have accounted for 684 putouts for the season. In 2,052 innings played, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (11th in pro baseball).
During his career, Paddack has given up 302 base hits while tallying 326 punch outs in 328 innings. He has surrendered a total of 151 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.125 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.87 and he has gone up against 1,353 opposing batters so far in his career. Paddack (21-21 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.14 ERA while conceding 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+155)
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