Yohan Pino, Jon Lester Take Mound in Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Tilt

Minnesota Twins

vs

Oakland Athletics
Thursday, August 07, 2014 10:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Minnesota Twins will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at O.co Coliseum on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Jon Lester to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Yohan Pino will be his counterpart for the Minnesota Twins. Jon Lester is 11-7 this season, and Yohan Pino is 1-3.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -265 for the Oakland Athletics in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.7-4 win for the Athletics on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oakland (69-44) will face the 51-61 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 12 (Minnesota Twins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.73 hits per game. The Minnesota Twins average 8.49 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Oakland owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Padres. They lost as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Twins got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against San Diego on Wednesday; it was a 5-4 final at Target Field in MLB wagering action.

The Athletics were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +181 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland suffered a 7-3 loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as Sonny Gray wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

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