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MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at O.co Coliseum on Saturday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Phil Hughes for the Minnesota Twins on the hill facing Scott Kazmir for the Oakland Athletics. Hughes brings a 8-6 mark to the game, while Kazmir is 5-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oakland was a -156 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5-4.8 win for the Athletics. A 5-4.8 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics bring a 41-51 record to the battle against the 49-40 Twins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 3-rated Minnesota Twins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Minnesota Twins rank No. 18 at 8.47 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 9 ranking in that category.

Minnesota brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

E Santana chucked 7.2 shutout innings at the Athletics in their last game, striking out 1 in a 5-0 win against Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • Minnesota is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
  • Oakland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Oakland, Sunday, July 19th