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Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics
Aug 21, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

51-70TEAM RECORD65-56

The Athletics get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Brett Anderson gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Cole De Vries brings a 2-4 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

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Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +170 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 7-2 final on Monday in support of Brian Duensing at O.co Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

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

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

Next up:
Minnesota at Oakland, Wednesday, August 22

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