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Nick Blackburn vs Tyson Ross matchup featured in MLB action

Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics
May 19, 3:35 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland sends Tyson Ross out against Nick Blackburn for the Twins in this game. Ross is 2-1 with a 2.32 ERA on the season, while Blackburn is 2-4 on the year and has a 3.70 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Athletics as -200 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Twins odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.6 per game.

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 1-ranked defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Minnesota at +163 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota needed extra innings to get the job done against the Athletics on Wednesday as the Twins defeated them 4-3 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Arizona, Friday, May 20
Oakland at San Francisco, Friday, May 20