Twins vs. A's Prediction
Will today's matchup between the Twins and A's be a low-scoring affair in Oakland at 4:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the A's are -110 money line favorites over the Twins, who have odds of +100 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number sits at 8.5 runs with Ervin Santana set to face Kendall Graveman in the pitching matchup.
MINNESOTA: The Twins are 1-8 in Santana's last nine starts overall and are 0-4 in his last four starts when he's pitching in Game 1 of a series. They're also 2-5 in his last seven outings versus a team with a losing record and 1-6 in his last seven starts following a team loss in their previous game.
OAKLAND: The A's have dropped 18 of Graveman's last 23 starts overall and are 0-4 in his last four home starts. They're also 1-6 in his last seven outings versus a team with a losing record and have lost eight of his last nine starts after allowing two runs or less in their previous game, as they did yesterday in their 4-2 win over the Tigers.
OUR PREDICTION: With both teams struggling to win games with their respective starters on the bump, take the under. The under is 7-3 in the A's last 10 games following a win and 4-1 in Graveman's last five starts versus American League Central opponents. The under is also 5-0-1 in Santa's last six starts when he's pitching Game 1 of a series, such as today in Oakland.
MONDAY MLB PREDICTION: TWINS/A'S UNDER 8.5