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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Minnesota

Oakland AthleticsMinnesota Twins
July 15, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Odds

45-43TEAM RECORD36-51

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Brian Duensing in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-3 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Jarrod Parker, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Oakland before the first pitch in this match will find them as -105-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Twins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 12 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Oakland won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Twins on July 14. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland rolled to a 9-3 win against Minnesota on Saturday, as Tom Milone and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at Twins trends to consider:
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Tuesday, July 17
Minnesota home to Baltimore, Monday, July 16