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Moneyline favors Athletics in battle with Twins

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Sep 12, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds

84-61TEAM RECORD63-81

The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Twins in Minnesota at Target Field on Thursday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Scott Diamond for the Twins (5-10 on the year) and AJ Griffin for Oakland (13-9 so far).

View Oakland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Oakland before the first pitch in this match found them as 162-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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 (8.6 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Oakland was a 18-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -163 favorites, while the total score of 21 made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland routed Minnesota on Wednesday by an 18 -3 score at Target Field, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Athletics at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Friday, September 13
Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Friday, September 13

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