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Oakland Athletics Favored by -240 Against Minnesota Twins on Friday

Minnesota Twins


Oakland Athletics
Friday, August 08, 2014 10:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics host Minnesota on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 70-44 mark against the 51-62 Twins in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will turn to Scott Kazmir and his 12-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Minnesota Twins send Kyle Gibson (10-8) to the hill.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -240 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.7-3.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

70-44 Oakland battles the Twins, currently with a 51-62 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Minnesota Twins, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

How Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 1-rated offense, averaging 4.89 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.71 hits per game so far, more than Minnesota Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.44 hits per game).

Oakland owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.89 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -275 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jon Lester in a losing cause, 3-0, against Oakland on Thursday.

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Oakland, Saturday, August 9th