Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics odds, tips and betting trends | May 18

At Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics (16-23) face the Minnesota Twins (21-16), with first pitch at 3:37 PM ET.

The Twins are a favorite (-158) against the Athletics (+136). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Minnesota Twins looking to Sonny Gray (0-1), and Daulton Jefferies (1-6) taking the ball for the Oakland Athletics.

Zach Jackson (1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K) was credited with a win in the Athletics’ 5-2 victory over the Twins yesterday. Kevin Smith led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Josh Winder (3.2 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 1 K) was handed the loss for the Twins.

Prepare for the Twins vs. Athletics with everything you need to know before Wednesday’s baseball action.

Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Twins (-158, bet $158 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Athletics (+136, bet $100 to win $136)
  • Over/under: 7.5

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Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • The Twins have been favorites in 21 games this season and won 15 (71.4%) of those contests.
  • Minnesota is undefeated in six games this season when favored by -158 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 61.2% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 13 of their 37 opportunities.
  • In 37 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 16-21-0 ATS.

Sonny Gray (Twins Probable Starter)

  • Gray (0-1) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in four games this season with a 3.68 ERA and 12.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .204.
  • The Athletics have scored 128 runs this season, which ranks 25th in MLB. They are batting .201 for the campaign with 23 home runs, 28th in the league.
  • The Athletics have gone 2-for-13 in four innings this season against the right-hander.

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins’ 40 home runs rank eighth in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Twins combine for a team rank 11th of in the majors with a .391 team slugging percentage.
  • Minnesota’s .236 batting average ranks 13th in the league this season.
  • The Twins have scored the 20th-most runs in the league this season with 142 (3.8 per game).
  • Minnesota has the 14th-best on-base percentage in MLB this season (.313).
  • The Twins rank 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.

Athletics Stats and Trends

Athletics Betting Records

  • The Athletics have been chosen as underdogs in 30 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (36.7%) in those games.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious six times in 17 chances when named as an underdog of at least +136 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 42.4% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Oakland’s games have gone over the total in 14 of their 39 opportunities.
  • The Athletics have an against the spread record of 19-20-0 in 39 games with a line this season.

Daulton Jefferies (Athletics Probable Starter)

  • Jefferies makes the start for the Athletics, his eighth of the season. He is 1-6 with a 4.84 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 35 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he went six innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.84, with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opponents are hitting .275 against him.
  • Jefferies has two quality starts this year.
  • Jefferies is aiming for his fourth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.0 frames per start.
  • The opposing Twins offense has the 11th-ranked slugging percentage (.391) and ranks eighth in home runs hit (40) in all of MLB. They have a collective .236 batting average, and are 15th in the league with 284 total hits and 20th in MLB play scoring 142 runs.
  • Jefferies has pitched five innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits while striking out three against the Twins this season.

Athletics Batting Stats

  • The Athletics are third-worst in MLB play with 23 home runs.
  • So far this season, the Athletics’ .310 slugging percentage is the lowest average in the league.
  • Oakland ranks last in MLB with a .201 batting average.
  • The Athletics score the 25th-most runs in baseball (128 total, 3.3 per game).
  • Oakland ranks last in the league with a .271 on-base percentage.
  • The Athletics strike out 8.6 times per game to rank 25th in baseball.

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Twins vs. Athletics: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:37 PM ET
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

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