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Oakland favored by -260 against Minnesota on Sunday

Minnesota Twins

Oakland Athletics
65-89 September 22, 2013, 04:05 PM | O.co Coliseum 92-63

O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Cole De Vries to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Athletics is Sonny Gray, who owns a 3-3 record on the season with a 2.50 ERA.

View Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as -260 Favorite on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Athletics and the No. 29-rated Twins in this matchup.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-1 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -245 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Pedro Hernandez's start, as they lost 9-1 against Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 4 ranked offense (4.66 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 4.81 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.63 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.27 hits on average).

Minnesota brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 7-ranked defense.

A few Twins at Athletics trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Monday, September 23rd
Oakland at Anaheim, Monday, September 23rd