Minnesota Twins host Oakland Athletics in baseball action
Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Field.
The Twins will turn to Michael Pelfrey and his 5-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Sonny Gray (2-3) to the hill.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 15 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Oakland was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Twins on Tuesday, with Jarrod Parker throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 3-7
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 6 games on the road
Oakland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games when playing at home against Oakland
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Minnesota, Thursday, September 12