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Baseball odds preview - Minnesota vs. Oakland

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July 31, 4:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at Overstock.com Coliseum on Sunday in baseball odds action.

The Athletics will turn to Brandon McCarthy and his 3-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send Carl Pavano (6-7) to the hill.

View Minnesota vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Athletics rated this week at No. 4 and the Twins sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Minnesota was an 8-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +118 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Oakland on Saturday at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Angels, Tuesday, August 2
Oakland at Seattle, Monday, August 1

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