Jarrod Parker, Liam Hendriks take mound in Twins vs Athletics tilt
Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Field.
Jarrod Parker, with a record of 11-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Twins trot Liam Hendriks to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2013.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 15 and the Athletics sitting at No. 5.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.
The Athletics were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -268 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Sunday, with Bartolo Colon throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.
The Twins were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +154 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jered Weaver and the Angels 6-3 on Monday at Target Field.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Athletics at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 17 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 17 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Minnesota, Wednesday, September 11