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MLB BASEBALL

Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics

The Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at O.co Coliseum.

Kevin Correia will be the starting pitcher for the Twins on this day. Righthander Correia is 9-12 this season with a 4.31 ERA.

Correia's opponent in this one will be Daniel Straily. The Athletics righthander has a 4.11 ERA to go along with a 10-7 record this season.

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.

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.

Team records:
Minnesota: 65-86 SU
Oakland: 89-63 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
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
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Oakland home to Minnesota, Friday, September 20