Athletics vs. Twins Prediction
The Oakland Athletics put an end to their brief losing streak on Friday night. Will they be able to start a winning streak when they face the Minnesota Twins at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 25, 2018
7:10PM 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 -160 to win. The Twins are listed with odds of +140 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 88 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 bounce back
The Athletics snapped a 2-game losing streak on Friday with a 7-1 win over the Twins. Oakland is now 77-52 overall and 38-26 on the road. The Athletics are scoring 4.76 runs per game on offense while giving up 4.11 per contest.
Mike Fiers gets the start for the Athletics on Saturday night. He has been very strong for Oakland in his three starts with the team, allowing three runs over 18.1 innings. He has a 9-6 record on the year with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Fiers has 108 strikeouts and 27 walks over 137.1 innings.
Twins flip flopping
The Twins alternated wins and losses for the eighth straight game by losing to Oakland. Minnesota is now 61-67 overall and 39-27 at home. Minnesota is putting up 4.48 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.71 runs per contest.
Stephen Gonsalves gets the start for the Twins this evening. He has made just one start this year and it was a disaster. He gave up four earned runs on six hits over 1.1 innings. Gonsalves had two walks and three strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won nine of their last 10 Saturday games and 18-5 in their last 23 games against a left-handed starter.
The Twins have won their last five games following a loss and 20 of their last 27 home games.
Gonsalves was a mess in his first start and I don’t see it going any better against a pretty hot Oakland lineup today. Fiers has also been rolling for the Athletics on the mound and I see him doing well against a Minnesota team he has some knowledge of from his time with Detroit. I expect Fiers to continue to stay hot and get plenty of runs support.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -160