Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/15/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-170) Oakland (+145)
The Minnesota Twins (45-46) are on their way to Oakland Coliseum on Saturday where they will go up against the Oakland Athletics (25-67). The moneyline on this contest has the Twins at -170 and the Athletics are coming in at +145. The total is set at 6.5. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Ryan and JP Sears.
Minnesota is slugging .400 and have struck out 916 times, while taking a walk on 297 occasions. They have amassed 361 RBI's as well as 708 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .232. The Twins have hit 150 doubles as a team and have hit 115 balls out of the park. They have a total of 380 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .309. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 24th in MLB.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.16. Twins pitchers have yielded 95 home runs in addition to 353 total runs (2nd in the league). Minnesota has conceded 693 hits (7.7 per 9 innings) and 333 earned runs. The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.68 for the season (3rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 870 batters. They have walked 255 batters and their FIP is 3.70 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Twins have sent 265 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 91 runners on the season with 33.0% of those runners crossed home plate. They have accumulated 18 saves on the campaign and have blown 17 out of their 35 chances to save the game. The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 51.4% and has entered the game in 79 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 44 holds so far this year (20th in baseball). Twins relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 66 times as well as having 94 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,326 innings, which has them ranked 7th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have amassed 2,442 putouts so far this season, in addition to 694 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 15th in the majors, and they have twisted 65 double plays.
Ryan has thrown 280 innings and is sitting with 305 K's so far in his MLB career. Ryan (23-15 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.75 and he has gone up against 1,134 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.66 (114 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.037. He has given up 221 hits (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has 70 free passes.
The Oakland Athletics have earned an OBP of .299 as well as a team batting average of .221 for the year. They have struck out on 845 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned a total of 673 base hits. Oakland has 85 home runs on the season as well as 317 RBIs. The Athletics have a SLG% of .353 and they tally 3.58 runs per contest (30th in MLB). They have recorded 120 doubles, while getting a free base 296 times as well as putting up 329 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 577 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 6.04 (543 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 130 HR's and they give up 6.42 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.559 in addition to having a FIP of 5.27 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 8.10 (725 strikeouts against 397 walks). They have a ranking of 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 864.
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 30 save chances and they have converted 14 saves. They are currently ranked 29th in MLB with a save percentage of 46.7%, and they have dispatched 305 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 105 times in high leverage situations and on 109 occasions with runners on. Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 42.5% out of 167 inherited base runners. Sitting with 55 save situations, the Athletics have accrued 24 holds and also 16 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 65 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in pro baseball). The Athletics have accrued 727 assists, 57 errors and have earned 2,427 putouts on the season. In their 7,281 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (28th in pro baseball).
Sears (7-9 career mark) is the owner of a 3.87 earned run average and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.13 and he has gone up against 692 batters in his career. He has conceded 73 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.138 and having a FIP of 4.6. During his pro baseball career, Sears has allowed 147 hits while totaling 144 K's in 169 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-170)
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