Athletics vs. Twins Prediction
After a surprising loss on the road Thursday night, will the Oakland Athletics bounce back tonight when they face the Minnesota Twins at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
969 Oakland Athletics at 970 Minnesota Twins
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN (Min); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Twins are listed with odds of +125 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 86 percent going on Oakland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics drop second straight
Despite being one of the hotter teams in baseball, the Athletics have lost two straight following a 6-4 defeat on Thursday against the Twins. Oakland is now 76-52 overall and 37-26 on the road. The Athletics are scoring 4.74 runs per game on offense while giving up 4.13 per contest.
Sean Manaea gets the start for the Athletics this evening. He is 11-9 through 26 starts with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Manaea has 107 strikeouts with 31 walks over 155.2 innings of work.
Twins take opener
The Twins have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games. Minnesota is now 61-66 overall and 39-26 at home. Minnesota is putting up 4.51 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.69 runs per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the start for the Twins on Friday night. He has started 26 games this season and has a 4.55 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and 5-7 record. Odorizzi has 136 strikeouts and 53 walks over 130.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won 13 of their last 16 games following a loss. They are also 39-12 in their last 51 games against a team with a losing record.
The Twins have won Odorizzi’s last five home starts and 20 of their last 26 home games overall.
Minnesota was able to grab the win on Thursday, but I don’t see the Athletics being held down for too long. Minnesota has been far too streaky all year to expect them to make a big run against winning teams. Odorizzi hasn’t been bad, but isn’t getting very deep into games and the Twins’ bullpen isn’t lighting the world on fire. I will go with Oakland to get back on track.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -135