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Moneyline favors Athletics in battle with Twins

Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics
Aug 20, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

50-70TEAM RECORD65-55

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Oakland and Minnesota on Monday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Brian Duensing, with a record of 1-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Athletics trot Brandon McCarthy to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -165 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Athletics) and the No. 13 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Seattle on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -131 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cleveland 7-0 on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Oakland, Tuesday, August 21

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