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Minnesota Twins Favored by -128 Against Oakland Athletics on Thursday

The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.

For the Minnesota Twins, Kyle Gibson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jharel Cotton, 2-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Twins were listed as -128 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.2-2.8 win for the Twins on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins bring a 14-11 record to the battle against the 11-16 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oakland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Minnesota Twins and the No. 24-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.68 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.93 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.44 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Detroit, Friday, May 5th
Minnesota home to Boston, Friday, May 5th