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Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics 5/18/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Game Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Wednesday May 18, 2022, 3:37 PM (EDT)
Oakland Coliseum
Latest odds
MIN -152 ; Total 7.5
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RingCentral Coliseum will play host to a Wednesday afternoon MLB clash between the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics. The Twins (21-16) are a game above .500 on the road and hold a 2.5 game lead over Chicago for the top spot in the AL Central Division. Last night, Minnesota went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base during a 5-2 road loss against Oakland.

Thirty-two year old righty Sonny Gray (0-1 3.68 ERA) will make his fifth start of the season for the Twins. Through 14 plus innings, Gray has struck out 20 batters and owns a 1.36 WHIP.

The Oakland Athletics have dropped 13 of their first 18 home games and are currently in last place in the AL West Division. On Tuesday, Oakland 1B Seth Brown broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double. 3B Kevin Smith got the scoring started for the Athletics (16-23) with a two-run blast.

Twenty-six year old righty Daulton Jefferies (1-6 4.84 ERA) will head to the hill for the Athletics in this contest. Oakland has lost Jefferies last five starts and he has given up 17 earned runs over his last 26 innings.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
  • Athletics are 25-11 in their last 36 Wednesday games.
  • Under is 8-2-1 in Twins last 11 overall.
  • Under is 9-2-3 in Athletics last 14 overall.
  • Twins are 19-39 in the last 58 meetings in Oakland.

Free MLB Pick:

Oakland Athletics +140

Minnesota SS Carlos Correa (finger) is expected to return from the 10-day injured list this week. Through 37 games, Minnesota ranks 13th in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, Oakland ranks 30th in OPS and 25th in runs scored. Take the Athletics to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 4-3.

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