Twins vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/6/2022

by | May 6, 2022

A losing streak will come to an end Friday when the Minnesota Twins (15-11), losers of two straight, take on the Oakland Athletics (10-15). The Athletics are hoping to avoid their sixth loss in a row. The Twins are -183 favorites to snap out of their slide when the teams hit the field at Target Field with first pitch at 8:10 PM ET. Josh Winder gets the starting nod for Minnesota while Cole Irvin is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Twins vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Twins vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Twins -183 +157 7.5 -101 -120 -1.5 +119 -143

Computer Predictions for Twins vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+157) and Over (7.5)

Twins vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Josh Winder
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Cole Irvin
  • Game Day: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: Target Field

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Winder Irvin
1 GS 0
1-0 W-L 0-0
2.20 ERA
16.1 IP 0
4 BB 0
12 SO 0

Twins Starter Josh Winder

  • The Twins will look to Winder (1-0) in his second start this season.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw six scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays while surrendering two hits.
  • In four appearances this season, he has a 2.20 ERA and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are hitting .161 against him.
  • He will match up with an Athletics offense that ranks 26th in MLB with 168 total hits (on a .206 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .329 (27th in MLB) with 19 total home runs (22nd in MLB).

Athletics Starter Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will send Irvin to the mound for his first start this season.
  • This will be the first start of the season for the 28-year-old left-hander, who has not made an appearance on the mound in over a season.
  • The Twins rank 13th in MLB with a .237 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 11th in the league (.387) and 27 home runs.

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Twins have been favored 15 times and won nine, or 60%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has played as a favorite of -183 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The Twins have a 64.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 26 games with a total this season.
  • The Twins are 12-14-0 against the spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have been chosen as underdogs in 19 games this year and have walked away with the win seven times (36.8%) in those games.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious five times in 11 chances when named as an underdog of at least +157 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 38.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Oakland and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 25 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Athletics are 11-14-0 against the spread in their 25 games that had a posted line this season.

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Byron Buxton has gone yard eight times in the 2022 campaign while driving in 16 runs, both totals that lead the Twins.
  • Buxton takes a hitting streak of four games into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .273 with a double, two home runs and five RBI.
  • Max Kepler is batting .266 with three doubles, five home runs and 12 walks.
  • Kepler is 22nd in home runs in baseball, and 60th in RBI.
  • Luis Arraez has put up a team-best batting average of .301.
  • Arraez has at least one base hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .188 with two walks.
  • Jorge Polanco is batting .207 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 walks.
  • Polanco brings a six-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last 10 games he is hitting .216 with three doubles, four walks and six RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Byron Buxton 17 .284 .333 .716 8 16 19
Max Kepler 25 .266 .376 .494 5 12 21
Luis Arraez 23 .301 .378 .370 1 7 22
Jorge Polanco 25 .207 .302 .326 2 14 19
Carlos Correa 24 .255 .320 .372 2 11 24

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy paces the Athletics with four long balls and runs batted in, driving in 15.
  • Murphy’s home run total places him 34th in the big leagues, and he ranks 29th in RBI.
  • Sheldon Neuse is batting .312 to lead the lineup.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Neuse is 102nd in homers and 38th in RBI.
  • Tony Kemp has two doubles and nine walks while hitting .235.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .182 with five doubles, a home run and nine walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Sean Murphy 24 .207 .260 .435 4 15 19
Sheldon Neuse 23 .312 .375 .438 2 14 25
Tony Kemp 23 .235 .315 .259 0 3 19
Elvis Andrus 23 .182 .276 .286 1 3 14
Seth Brown 24 .181 .259 .347 2 13 13

Betting Tips for Twins vs. Athletics

After taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +157. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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