Thursday’s baseball sports betting action is packed to the gills. If you’re looking for a late night matchup to wager on, then you need look no further than tonight’s Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins pairing. The Athletics are having a successful season as they’re currently focused on chasing down the AL West leading Houston Astros. On the other hand, the Twins are vying to get back on top of a winning record. Let’s check on tonight’s sportsbook odds to see which sports bets are worthwhile tonight.
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins – Thursday, August 23rd
Series: Game 1
When: 8:10 pm ET
Where: Target field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Baseball Betting Online Odds:
|Athletics||-1½ (-105)||9½ (EV)||-163|
|Twins||+1½ (-115)||9½ (-120)||+153|
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The Athletics charge into this Thursday night pairing sporting a 76-51 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL West. But since they’re only 1-game behind the division leading Houston Astros, it’s pretty clear Oakland can make a push for the No.1 spot in the AL West. However, with a 4-3 record in their last 7 matchups, Oakland has been doing nothing but teasing Houston these past couple of weeks. Nevertheless, pegged as tonight’s baseball betting online favorite, Oakland is confident they can get a road win against the meager Twins. Trevor Cahill is the man Oakland is tasking to deliver the victory. Cahill is 5-2 this season and brings 3.12 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP to the table.
Players to Watch: Jed Lowrie (19 HR, 78 RBI, .274 BA), Matt Chapman (17 HR, 45 RBI, .273 BA), and Marcus Semien (10 HR, 46 RBI, .264 BA).
The Twins charge into this AL pairing sporting a 60-66 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL Central. Although they’re the second best team in the division, since they’re a whopping 13-games behind the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians, it’s looking like Minnesota is too far behind to make a push for the lead in the division. Moreover, they’re losing record doesn’t help them out one bit in the Wild Card race. Although they’re coming off a playoff season, it’s looking like Minnesota will be missing out on the postseason in 2018. In what could be a vain attempt to turn this thing around, Minnesota will be sending the unproven Kohl Stewart to the mount tonight. Stewart is 0-1 this season but brings a pitiful 7.71 ERA and a 2.29 WHIP to the mound this evening.
Players to Watch: Eddie Rosario (22 HR, 72 RBI, .290 BA), Joe Mauer (5 HR, 38 RBI, .275 BA), and Eduardo Escobar (15 HR, 63 RBI, .274 BA).
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
- Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
- Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing Oakland
- Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
- Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet MLB games online take in this Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins matchup? All things considered, Oakland is the only way to go. The Twins are sending a weak pitcher to the mound tonight, making the Athletics the clear cut favorite this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 5-3 Oakland.