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Minnesota Twins Favored to Win Against the Oakland Athletics in Four-Game Series Opener at Target Field

The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins are set to begin a four-game series on Thursday at 7:40 p.m. ET at Target Field. The Athletics will have right-hander Luis Medina on the mound, who has a 0-1 record with a 5.23 ERA this season. The Twins will start righty Joe Ryan, who is 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA. Minnesota is the favorite to win the game with a betting line of -234 that has not changed.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Athletics +203 | Twins -234
  • Spread: Athletics +1.5 (-105) | Twins -1.5 (-115)
  • Total: Over/Under 8 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Minnesota will win straight-up is 70%.

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Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics recently concluded a series with the San Diego Padres, breaking a five-series losing streak. Despite ranking low in key offensive and pitching statistics, the Athletics continue to rely on their power hitting, particularly in the home run category. Pitcher Medina is set to start in the next game after a mixed performance in his recent outings. Overall, Oakland has a power ranking of 24 and currently sits at 26-44 for the season. For those interested in sports wagering, the best sportsbook bonuses are recommended.

Minnesota Twins Analysis

The Minnesota Twins recently won two out of three games against the Colorado Rockies and currently have a record of four games over .500. They are currently ranked 13th in power rankings with an offense ranked at 15th, scoring an average of 4.34 runs per game, and a defense ranked at 17th, giving up an average of 4.37 runs per game. The Twins are 8.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. Their pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Ryan will be pitching for the Twins in their upcoming game, with a record of 2-3 and a 4.29 ERA in his home starts this year. In his last outing, he gave up two runs on two hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings against Pittsburgh. Last season, Ryan faced Oakland for the first time and held them to three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings. The Twins lost two out of three games against Oakland in their previous series. For more MLB betting picks, visit our website to increase your bankroll.

Betting Trends: Oakland A's Look to Cover Spread Against Minnesota Twins

Betting Trends: Minnesota has a record of 17-25 RL as betting favorites (9-16 RL as home favorites) and a 26-30 RL record with no rest. Oakland avoided a sweep on Wednesday, tying the game 4-4 in the eighth inning. They have a run line record of 17-17 as road underdogs and 24-25 in league games. While the A's may not consistently win, they do cover the spread more frequently than anticipated. Ryan's performance at Target Field has not been as strong as desired by fans, with a 4.29 ERA at home compared to 2.49 on the road. If he struggles, the reliability of the bullpen may be in question. Despite scoring 17 runs in their last game against the Rockies, it is uncertain if the Twins will have the same offensive output in their upcoming game against the A's. It is doubtful they will win by more than one run.

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