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Tom Milone out to silence Twins bats in MLB contest

Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics
Aug 22, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

51-71TEAM RECORD66-56

Oakland will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Minnesota Twins pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will rely on Tom Milone to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Liam Hendriks will be his counterpart for the Twins. Tom Milone is 9-9 this season, and Liam Hendriks is 0-5.

View Minnesota vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-175 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

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:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 7 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Oakland owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Minnesota was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Twins endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Tuesday, with Cole De Vries throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Minnesota at Texas, Thursday, August 23
Oakland at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 23

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