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Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Preview

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July 13, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday.

The Twins will rely on Francisco Liriano to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while AJ Griffin will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Francisco Liriano is 3-7 this season, and AJ Griffin is 0-0.

View Oakland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

The Athletics were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mariners on Sunday as the Athletics defeated them 2-1 at O.co Coliseum.

The Twins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota lost in extra innings against the Rangers on Sunday as Texas edged them 4-3 at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Athletics at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Minnesota, Saturday, July 14

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