Twins vs. Athletics - 5/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (12-16) at Minnesota Twins (14-13)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
D Pomeranz (1-2) (4.61) vs. R Nolasco (1-1) (10.12)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -110 / Oakland Athletics +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network
The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins end their four-game series Thursday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Athletics have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 32 hits and 12 RBI while Stephen Vogt and Josh Reddick have combined for 45 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last 10 games on the road. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.61 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Pomeranz’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Twins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Twins have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 31 hits and 14 RBI while Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier have combined for 31 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won seven of their last nine games on their home field. Ricky Nolasco takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 10.13 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 0-4 in Pomeranzs last 4 starts. The Twins are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 4 of a series and 3-9 in Nolascos last 12 starts. The Athletics are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
Hard to bet against the Twins with the way they're playing right now. Take Minny at home for the valuable price.