On Thursday, July 26, Oskeim Sports previews the MLB game between the Twins and Red Sox. Oskeim recommends making a small investment on the Twins as one of his free sports picks for tonight.
Oskeim also suggests taking a look at the Oakland Athletics behind Trevor Cahill as one of his free sports picks. Cahill is 10-4 with a 2.81 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in eighteen career starts against the Rangers.
Oakland is 11-3 in Cahill’s last fourteen starts against Texas and 6-1 in his previous seven outings in Arlington. Texas has lost eight of its last 9 games and is 0-5 in Bartolo Colon’s last five starts following a team loss.
Let’s also note that Oakland has dominated this series (15-7) and is 24-8 in its last 32 road games and 40-16 in its previous 56 affairs versus a team with a losing record. Take the Athletics as one of Oskeim’s free sports picks for Thursday night.
Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox
Minnesota arrives in Beantown off its first sweep of the Blue Jays in 12 years. Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson has enjoyed success against the Red Sox, posting a 3.06 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in five career starts.
More importantly, Gibson is 1-1 with a 1.74 ERA in three career starts at Fenway Park. The 30-year-old enters tonight’s game with a 3.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 3.85 FIP and 3.87 xFIP in 20 starts this season and has pitched well away from Target Field.
Specifically, Gibson owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 3.22 FIP, 9.10 K/9, and a 0.58 HR/9 rate across 62.1 innings of work on foreign soil. Brock Holt is 1-for-8 against Gibson, while Jackie Bradley Jr. is 2-for-12 and Mitch Moreland is 2-for-11 against the talented righty.
The Twins are 13-3 in their previous sixteen games against American League East foes, 12-5 in their last seventeen games overall and 9-3 in Gibson’s last twelve starts during game 1 of a series.
Boston applies to a negative 12-36 system that invests against certain teams with a batting average between .265 and .279 against an American League starting pitcher who owns an ERA of less than 4.20.
This 75.0% winning situation has produced a net profit of +29.3 units over the past five seasons and is 28-5 (84.9%; +27.9 units) in the past three seasons (5-1 in 2018).
The Twins are a profitable 20-11 (+15.2 units) in Gibson’s last 31 road outings against teams that strike out 7 or more times per game and have produced a net profit of +14.2 units in second-half road affairs with Gibson toeing the rubber over the past three seasons.
Finally, the Red Sox return home in a foul mood after enduring a rainout in Baltimore last night that cost the team a 5-0 lead.
“I’m annoyed about the whole three-game series, Boston manager Alex Cora said. “Honestly, it was tough. Rick (Porcello) had to wait for a while in a game with two outs in the first inning where there was a rain delay. It was a tough one.”
The price is right with the Twins so grab the live underdog as one of Oskeim Sports’ free sports picks for Thursday, July 26.
Oskeim Sports’ Free Sports Picks for July 26:
- Minnesota Twins (+146) over Boston Red Sox
- Oakland Athletics (-130) over Texas Rangers
- Atlanta Braves (+112) over Los Angeles Dodgers
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