A's vs. Twins Sunday Prediction
The Twins are struggling, dropping six of their last 10 games and blowing a lead in the ninth inning last night to the A’s. Will Minnesota rebound with a victory on Sunday or will Oakland pull off another upset?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, July 18, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Twins to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Khris Davis singled home two runs in the top of the ninth inning to give the Athletics a 5-4 win on Saturday over the Twins. With the A's trailing 4-3 in the ninth inning and runners on second-and-third with two outs, Davis was able to pick up a huge two-run single off of the usually reliable Taylor Rogers to give Oakland the 5-4 lead and ultimately the victory. It's RBI 49 and 50 for the slugger, and he's now hitting .236 with 16 homers on the year. Not the ridiculous numbers we saw the year before, but Davis has finished strong in his career, in general, and should again in 2019.
Minnesota Twins Fantasy Spin
Taylor Rogers picked up a blown save and a loss on Saturday against the Athletics. Rogers has been extremely reliable this year, but after throwing a two-inning save against the A's on Thursday, he wasn't at his best a couple days later. He allowed three hits in his inning of work, and the big blow was a two-run single by Khris Davis that gave the A's a 5-4 lead. Rogers is now 14-for-18 in his save chances, and his ERA rises to a still strong 1.97 with 57 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings against seven walks. He should remain the closer for the playoff-contending Twins, but a trade for another reliever could change that.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are 8-2 in their last 10 road games versus a right-handed starter.
The Twins have won five of Michael Pineda’s last seven starts overall.
The A’s are 5-1 in their last six games played at Target Field and are 36-16 in their last 52 games versus Minnesota overall. The A’s have also won five straight road starts by Daniel Mengden and are 22-8 in his last 30 outings overall. They’re also 44-11 in their last 55 games versus American League Central opponents and are 21-7 in their last 28 road games. The Twins, meanwhile, have dropped five of their last six games overall.
The Pick: Oakland A’s +115