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Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins

June 23, 2024


Game 3 of the three-game weekend series between the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics will take place on Sunday afternoon. The Twins will travel to Oakland, California, to face the Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The game will start at 4:07 PM ET and air on the MLB Network, NBC Sports California, and Bally Sports North.


Minnesota Twins Team Preview


The Minnesota Twins bounced back from the 5-6 loss in Game 1 of the series on the road against the Oakland Athletics with a dominant 10-2 win in Game 2 of the series on Saturday afternoon, with the win evening the series at 1-1 and ending the three-game winning streak for the Twins.


The 2nd inning of the game played a pivotal role in the win as Minnesota scored seven runs in the top of the 2nd inning, including a three-run home run from Manuel Margot that also scored Willi Castro and Kyle Farmer. Bailey Ober pitched a complete game in the win to improve to 7-4 on the year while allowing two runs and striking out ten batters in the win against the Athletics.


Minnesota has one of the best records in the American League as they enter the rubber match with a record of 42-35, which puts them in 2nd place in the AL Central and the 5th best record in the American League. The Twins have won five of the last six meetings with the Athletics and have won by an average margin of 2.83 runs per game.


The Minnesota Twins will look to close out the series with a win when they travel to face the Oakland Athletics for Game 3.


Oakland Athletics Team Preview


Oakland has been one of the worst teams in baseball this month, as they compiled a record of 6-14 in June. However, they can win back-to-back series with a win in Game 3 against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. The Athletics won Game 1 on Friday by a score of 6-5; however, theywere blown out in Game 2 of the series on Saturday afternoon, thanks in part to a huge 2nd inning at bat for the Minnesota Twins.


JP Sears struggled on the mound in two consecutive games after allowing four runs against the Twins on the road. He allowed eight runs on Saturday afternoon, only pitched for 1 ? innings, and only struck out one batter. Tyler Soderstrom was one of the lone bright spots for the Athletics in Game 2 as he recorded his 6th home run this season with a one-run home run in the 2nd inning, while J.J. Bleday hit his 11th of the year in the 1st inning.


Oakland has struggled in the series against Minnesota, as they have lost eight of the previous ten games and have lost by an average margin of 2.7 runs per game in those matchups. The Oakland Athletics will look to win back-to-back series with a win in Game 3 against the Minnesota Twins at home on Sunday afternoon.


Odds and Series Trends


JustBet has the Minnesota Twins listed as -185 moneyline favorites on the road against the Oakland Athletics for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota has won eight of the last ten games with an average margin of 2.7 runs per game and two of the previous three games in the series with an average margin of 2.67 runs per game.


Game Pick


Oakland has been one of the worst teams in the American League this season and has struggled in June, compiling a record of 6-14 this month. The Twins have won eight of the last ten by 2.7 runs per game and two of the previous three in the series by an average margin of 2.67 runs per game. Take the run line for the Minnesota Twins when they travel to face the Oakland Athletics for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon.


Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Twins Run Line -1.5 (-105)