From Target Field in Minneapolis, we have the Athletics and Twins facing off in an AL matchup. Sunday's matchup is starting at 2:10 PM ET, and BSN is carrying the game on TV. Oakland is on a seven-game losing streak and is 5th in the AL West, while the Twins have won three straight and are 3rd in the AL Central.

JP Sears is starting for the Athletics, and he will be facing off against Bailey Ober for the Twins. However, the money line odds have the Twins as the favorite, with their odds sitting at -175. On the other hand, the Athletics are +146 on the money line. Sunday's over/under line is at 8.5 runs.

MINNESOTA TWINS VS OAKLAND ATHLETICS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Twins Moneyline -175

This game will be played at Target Field at 2:10 ET on Sunday, June 16th.

HOW TO BET THE ATHLETICS VS TWINS:

  • We have the Twins winning by a score of 6 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Twins to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 10 runs and like the over

It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Twins vs. Athletics series. Minnesota went into the matchup as -179 favorites and squeaked out a 6-5 win. Oakland had a chance to tie or win the game in the 9th inning but could only muster one run.

Both teams scored four runs in the 1st inning, and after that, the Twins could only muster two more runs in the 6th. As for the Athletics, they scored their final run in the 7th. Heading into the game, the Twins had the slight edge in the run department, scoring 4.8 runs per game compared to 4.5 for the A's.

Simeon Woods Richardson got the start for the Twins, going just four innings while giving up four runs and striking out four. Jhoan Duran got the win out of the bullpen, and Hansel Robles got the save. Mitch Spence only went 5 2/3 innings for the A's, giving up four earned runs on nine hits.

Athletics Records & Stats

The Athletics will be looking to snap a seven-game losing streak today, and they are 26-46 overall this season, putting them 5th in the AL West. Currently, they trail the Mariners by 15.5 games in the division. So far, they have gone just 6-14 in divisional games.

At home, the Athletics are 15-20 this year, compared to an 11-26 mark on the road. This season, the Athletics are just 6-2 as the favorite but have really struggled as the underdog, going 20-44. Oakland's overall series record is 7-14-1, and they have dropped six straight series.

While the A's have a losing record against the run line this season, they have been a solid bet on the road, going 19-18. They have been a much better bet as an underdog, going 33-31 against the run line. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.9, while it drops to -3.5 in losses.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road today against the Minnesota Twins. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The A's have an over/under record of 31-39 this season, and their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 8-12. So far this season, only 8.3% of their games have had a higher over/under line than 8.5 runs.

Left-hander JP Sears gets the start for the Athletics today as he faces the Twins on the road. He has made 14 starts this year and has a record of 4-5 with an ERA of 4.02. Sears most recently faced the Padres, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work. Before that outing, he had taken the loss in two straight starts. Sears' WHIP for the season is currently 1.15, and opponents are batting .229 off him this year.

Heading into today's game, the Athletics are 28th in the league in scoring, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.1 runs per contest. However, the team has been better at home, putting up 4 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .219, which is the worst mark in the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead with 13 home runs, and Rooker's 41 RBIs is 13th in the MLB. Langeliers is batting just .204 this season, and Rooker comes in with a batting average of .257. JJ Bleday is 2nd on the team with 9 homers but is batting just .239.

Twins Records & Stats

Minnesota is hosting the Athletics today with an overall record of 38-32, which has them 3rd in the AL Central. So far, they have gone 15-11 in divisional games and are seven games behind the Guardians for the division lead. The Twins have won three straight games, and they have taken a 2-0 series lead vs. the Athletics.

At home, the Twins are 20-14 this season and have been an even 18-18 on the road. As the favorite, the Twins are 29-16 this year and 9-16 as the underdog. Minnesota's overall series record is 12-8-2, and they are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

When the Twins win, they do so by an average of 3.6 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.9 runs per game. Their overall run differential is +0.2 runs per game. Their run line record is 32-38, with a 14-20 mark at home and an 18-18 mark on the road. As the favorite, they are 20-25 against the run line, while as the underdog, they are 12-13.

The Minnesota Twins have played to an over/under record of 31-37 this season, with an average over/under line of 8 runs. When the line has been set at 8.5 runs, they have gone 9-13. Their games have had a combined run average of 9 runs per game this season.

Right-hander Bailey Ober gets the start for the Twins today as he faces the Athletics at home. He has made 13 starts this season and has a record of 5-4 with an ERA of 5.13. Ober's WHIP for the season is 1.19, and opponents are batting .242 off him this year. In his 13 starts, Ober has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 8.77 strikeouts per nine innings. The last time he pitched, Ober finished with a no-decision, giving up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. He has allowed at least two homers in three of his last four outings.

Carlos Correa has been red hot for the Twins, as he has gone 15/26 in his last six games with a home run and seven RBIs. Royce Lewis is also swinging a hot bat, going 8/19 in his last five games with two homers and five RBIs. Both players come into the game on six-game hitting streaks. For the season, Lewis is batting just .211, while Correa is hitting .257.

Carlos Santana has been a consistent run producer for the Twins this season, as his 34 RBIs are the 2nd most on the team. He has also hit 10 homers, which is 12th in the league. Catcher Ryan Jeffers has also been a solid power threat, as his 12 homers are the most on the team and 10th in the MLB.