Athletics face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats
Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Oakland battle on Tuesday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Minnesota sends Cole De Vries out against Jarrod Parker for the Athletics in this game. De Vries is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA on the season, while Parker is 1-2 on the year and has a 3.37 ERA.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.
This game matches up the No. 14 (Twins) and the No. 13 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (7.1 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
The Athletics were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Minnesota on Monday at Target Field.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Athletics at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland at Minnesota, Wednesday, May 30