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Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview


Minnesota Twins

Oakland Athletics
65-86 September 19, 2013, 10:05 PM | O.co Coliseum 89-63



The Oakland Athletics host Minnesota on Thursday, looking to build on their 89-63 mark against the 65-86 Twins in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

It's a pitching duel between Daniel Straily for the Athletics (10-7 on the year) and Kevin Correia for Minnesota (9-12 so far).

View Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Those going with the Athletics in this one found them listed as moneyline Favorite of -230 at TopBet for Thursday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Athletics and the No. 29-rated Twins in this matchup.

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Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Scott Diamond.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +169 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland lost in extra innings against the Angels on Wednesday as Los Angeles edged them 5-4 at O.co Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 15 ranking for hits at 8.55 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 23 in the same category at 8.28 per game.

Minnesota brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 7-ranked defense.

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota


Next up:
Minnesota at Oakland, Friday, September 20th

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