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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins

The fans at Target Field will be treated to a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins when they take their seats on Thursday.

AJ Griffin will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Griffin is 13-9 this season with a 3.91 ERA.

It'll be Scott Diamond toeing the rubber for the Twins in this contest. Lefthander Diamond is 5-10 with a 5.52 ERA so far this season.

Oakland was a 18-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -163 favorites, while the total score of 21 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team records:
Oakland: 84-61 SU
Minnesota: 63-81 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Friday, September 13
Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Friday, September 13