Minnesota Twins (6-8) at Oakland Athletics (9-7)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
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The Line: Oakland Athletics / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Twins have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Twins have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 16 hits and 10 RBI while Byron Buxton and Luis Arraez have combined for 29 hits and 17 RBI. The Minnesota Twins didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Oakland Athletics look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Athletics have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 18 hits and 12 RBI while Mark Canha and Matt Olson have combined for 29 hits and 13 RBI. The Oakland Athletics didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Twins are 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Twins last 5 games following an off day. The under is 5-1 in Athletics last 6 home games. The Twins are 6-22 in the last 28 meetings in Oakland and 17-36 in the last 53 meetings.
It's tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game and usually the bullpen plays a key role in the second game. However, what we do know is the Twins offense has been on the struggle bus lately and the A's are currently one of the hotter teams in the league with an offense that's starting to tap into its potential. Without knowing much about the second contest, including the starting pitching matchup, I'll side the hot hand and side with the A's at home.