Twins Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 17, 2022

Written By Staff on May 17, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (21-15) and the Oakland Athletics (14-23) square off on Tuesday at 9:40 PM ET. Dylan Bundy gets the starting nod for Minnesota (-158 to win), and James Kaprielian is Oakland’s (+135) pick to start.

The betting trends in the following article use the latest odds as of May 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Twins vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bundy (MIN) Pitcher Kaprielian (OAK)
3 – 2 W/L 0 – 2
25.0 IP 12.2
5.76 ERA 4.97
1.320 WHIP 1.421
7.9 K/9 7.1
1.8 BB/9 6.4

Twins Probable Starter Dylan Bundy

  • Bundy (3-2 with a 5.76 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched) gets the start for the Twins, his sixth of the season.
  • His last time out was on Wednesday, May 4 against the Baltimore Orioles, when the right-hander tossed 3 2/3 innings, surrendering nine earned runs while allowing 11 hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.76, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season.
  • Bundy is yet to notch a quality start so far this year.
  • He will take the mound against an Athletics squad that is hitting .198 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .305 (30th in MLB) with 22 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • Kaprielian (0-2) will take the mound for the Athletics, his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched to a 4.97 ERA this season with 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 6.4 walks per nine across three games.
  • The Twins are batting .237 this season, 12th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .388 (11th in the league) with 38 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been the moneyline favorite 21 total times this season. They’ve finished 15-6 in those games.
  • Minnesota has played in six games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -158 or shorter and won every time.
  • The Twins have a 61.2% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Minnesota has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 36 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 14 of those games (14-21-1).
  • The Twins have covered 44.4% of their games this season, going 16-20-0 ATS.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 30 times this season and won 11, or 36.7%, of those games.
  • Oakland has entered 17 games this season as the underdog by +135 or more and is 6-11 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 42.6% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 15 of 38 chances this season.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 18-20-0 in 38 games with a spread this season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Byron Buxton has five doubles, 11 home runs and six walks while batting .256.
  • Jorge Polanco’s .391 slugging percentage leads his team, and he has eight doubles, four home runs and 20 walks while hitting .234.
  • Among qualifiers, Polanco ranks 97th in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage, and 96th in slugging.
  • Max Kepler has 27 hits with a .341 on-base percentage, leading the Twins in both statistics. He is batting .243 with five doubles, five home runs and 14 walks.
  • Luis Arraez is hitting .318 with three doubles, a home run and 13 walks.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 128 .234 13 4 21 .336 .727
Max Kepler 111 .243 12 5 15 .341 .764
Gio Urshela 106 .226 12 3 10 .280 .610
Gary Sánchez 92 .217 8 3 13 .294 .718
Byron Buxton 90 .256 20 11 19 .323 1.001
Luis Arraez 88 .318 8 1 7 .412 .798
Ryan Jeffers 79 .203 9 3 9 .284 .651
Nick Gordon 66 .258 8 0 1 .300 .618
Gilberto Celestino 52 .327 8 0 1 .386 .790
Jose Miranda 48 .104 2 1 3 .140 .348

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has been key for Oakland with 24 hits, an OBP of .262 plus a slugging percentage of .372.
  • Among all qualifying batters in MLB, Murphy’s batting average is 158th, his on-base percentage is 149th, and he is 111th in slugging percentatge.
  • Sheldon Neuse leads Oakland with 34 hits and an OBP of .346, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .388.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Neuse’s batting average places him 35th, his on-base percentage ranks 52nd, and he is 100th in slugging.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .213 with a .270 slugging percentage and five RBI this year.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .222 with a .300 OBP and four RBI for Oakland this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 129 .186 17 4 18 .262 .634
Tony Kemp 122 .213 12 1 5 .300 .570
Sheldon Neuse 121 .281 14 2 14 .346 .734
Cristian Pache 111 .153 11 2 8 .197 .431
Elvis Andrus 108 .222 11 1 4 .300 .606
Seth Brown 104 .163 9 3 17 .241 .558
Chad Pinder 91 .253 8 3 11 .266 .662
Kevin Smith 83 .181 5 1 9 .209 .522
Jed Lowrie 67 .209 9 1 8 .286 .540
Christian Bethancourt 65 .231 8 0 7 .296 .619

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