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Minnesota Twins Starter Philip Hughes Out to Silence Oakland Athletics Bats in MLB Contest

Oakland Athletics

vs

Minnesota Twins
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Target Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.

For the Minnesota Twins, Philip Hughes gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jesse Chavez, 0-0 on the year.

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 116 for the Minnesota Twins in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6-4.1 win for the Athletics. A 6-4.1 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

3-4 Minnesota battles the Athletics, currently with a 4-3 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oakland injuries news.

This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 29 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Oakland Athletics, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.86 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.86 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.86 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.86 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Oakland was an 8-3 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Oakland at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, an 8-3 final on Monday in support of Scott Kazmir at Target Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Minnesota, Thursday, April 10th

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