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Travis Blackley, Scott Diamond take mound in Twins vs Athletics tilt

Oakland AthleticsMinnesota Twins
May 28, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Monday in MLB betting action at Target Field.

Travis Blackley gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Scott Diamond, who will be looking to improve on his 3-1 mark.

View Oakland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Twins - Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (7 hits on average).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Oakland was a 2-0 loser at home against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Hiroki Kuroda in a losing cause, 2-0, against New York on Sunday.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Tigers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in P.J. Walters' start, as they lost 4-3 against Detroit on Sunday at Target Field.

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

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

A few Athletics at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 29

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