Athletics vs. Twins Prediction
The Oakland Athletics look to put a stamp on their series with the Minnesota Twins when the two close things out today at 2:10PM ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 26, 2018
2:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN (Min); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, this game is considered even, as both the Twins and Athletics are listed with a money line of -105 to win. The over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. 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 go back-to-back
The Athletics won their second straight in the series, taking a 6-2 victory on Saturday evening. Oakland is now 78-52 overall and 39-26 on the road. The Athletics are scoring 4.76 runs per game on offense while giving up 4.11 per contest.
Brett Anderson gets the start on Sunday for Oakland. He is making his 13th start of the year today and comes in with a 3-3 record, a 3.47 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. Anderson has 33 strikeouts and 12 walks over 62.1 innings of work.
Twins drop two straight
The Twins suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in two weeks with Saturday’s loss to the Athletics. Minnesota is now 61-68 overall and 39-28 at home. Minnesota is putting up 4.48 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.71 runs per contest.
Jose Berrios gets the start for Minnesota this afternoon. He is making his 27th start of the year and he holds an 11-8 record with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Berrios has recorded 161 strikeouts with 46 walks over 158.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won 21 of their last 28 road games against a team with a losing record. They have also won 41 of their last 53 overall against losing teams.
The Twins are 20-6 in Berrios’ last 26 starts at home, but just 3-11 in their last 14 against AL West opponents.
Berrios has been Minnesota’s top pitcher this year, but he has been posting short stints as of late and giving up chunks of runs. That’s not good up against a hot Oakland team. Anderson has held his last two opponents scoreless over a total of 14.2 innings. He has allowed just two runs total over his last 26.2 innings on the mound. I think he continues to look very good today in Minnesota.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -105