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Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Minnesota Twins will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Target Field.

Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics; he's 1-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as underdogs of +100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-4.7 victory for the Twins. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins bring a 15-13 record to the battle against the 12-17 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 17 (Oakland Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.54 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.83 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.89 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (9.31 per nine innings).

Minnesota owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.54 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Wednesday, suffering a 13-0 humiliation against Minnesota.

 

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
  • Oakland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Minnesota is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Seattle, Friday, May 8th
Minnesota at Cleveland, Friday, May 8th

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