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Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins in MLB odds

Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics
May 18, 10:05 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

13-27TEAM RECORD22-20

Oakland will look to improve on its 22-20 record when take on Minnesota, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Brandon McCarthy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-4 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Carl Pavano, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Minnesota vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Athletics as -170 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.1 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Minnesota at +172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Tuesday at Safeco Field behind starter Francisco Liriano.

Oakland won its last outing, a 14-0 result against the Angels on May 17. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Tuesday, running up a 14-0 score against the Angels.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Minnesota's last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Oakland, Thursday, May 19