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Nick Blackburn, Guillermo Moscoso take mound in Athletics vs Twins tilt

Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics
July 30, 9:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

50-56TEAM RECORD47-59

The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Overstock.com Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

The Athletics will rely on Guillermo Moscoso to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Nick Blackburn will be his counterpart for the Twins. Guillermo Moscoso is 3-4 this season, and Nick Blackburn is 7-7.

View Minnesota vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-140 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 4 in the American League and the Twins at No. 14 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Athletics on July 29. Bettors who backed the Twins at +136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota rolled to a 9-5 win against Oakland on Friday, as Francisco Liriano and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Minnesota is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Oakland, Sunday, July 31

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