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Moneyline Favors Oakland Athletics in MLB Battle with Minnesota Twins

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Saturday as the host Oakland Athletics battle the Minnesota Twins in baseball betting odds action.

Chris Smith gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Adalberto Mejia brings a 4-4 ledger to the game for the Minnesota Twins as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Oakland Athletics in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -106 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8 - 4.2 victory for the Athletics. 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

44-59 Oakland battles the Twins, currently with a 50-51 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Minnesota injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oakland Athletics rated this week at No. 13 and the Minnesota Twins sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 25-ranked scoring average of 4.23 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 19 and scoring 4.55 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.82 hits per game to date this season, less than the Twins hitters have managed (8.62 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota rolled to a 6-3 win against Oakland on Friday, as J Garcia and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Oakland, Sunday, July 30th