Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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50-52, 3rd in American League Central July 30, 4:05 PM | Grass of Oakland Coliseum 45-59, 5th in American League West
Minnesota at Oakland, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, July 30, 2017
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), NBCSN California (Oakland)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Bartolo Colon (2-9, 8.00 ERA) vs. Athletics RH Jharel Cotton (5-8, 5.17)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Minnesota Twins [B. Colon -R] +1½ -155 +128 Ov 10 +110
Oakland Athletics [J. Cotton -R] -1½ +135 -138 Un 10 -130
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The Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Right hander Bartolo Colon will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Colon is 2-9 this season with a 8.00 ERA.

The Athletics will counter Colon with Jharel Cotton. Right hander Cotton has a 5.17 ERA to go along with a 5-8 record this season.

Colon receives another chance in Minnesota’s rotation as he showed slight improvement in his second start with the team on Monday, when he gave up three runs over five innings of a no-decision against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The 44-year-old Dominican has allowed seven or more hits in 13 of his 15 turns this season and hasn’t won since posting a victory at Toronto on May 15. Colon, who recorded at least 14 wins in each of the previous four campaigns, is 9-6 with one shutout and a 3.37 ERA in in 20 career appearances (19 starts) against Oakland – the team with which he spent 2012 and 2013.

Cotton will return from a stint on the disabled list caused by a blister on his right thumb to make his first start since July 3. The 25-year-old rookie from the Virgin Islands failed to record his third straight win in that outing as he yielded four runs and seven hits over five innings of a loss to the Chicago White Sox. Cotton made his only career start against the Twins on May 4 at Minnesota, where he allowed three runs – two earned – on three hits (two homers) and three walks over six innings of a victory.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 10.

Less than 24 hours after rallying for a victory to even the three-game series and end a five-game slide, the Oakland Athletics try for back-to-back wins when they host the rubber match of their set against the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Oakland trailed 4-1 in the middle contest before scoring once in both the fifth and eighth innings and twice in the ninth to post just its third triumph in 12 games.

The Athletics turned on the power late as rookie Matt Chapman hit a solo homer in the eighth before Rajai Davis belted a walk-off two-run shot with none out in the following frame. The blast completed a 4-for-5 peformance by Davis, who had gone 0-for-12 over his previous seven contests. Miguel Sano launched a two-run homer and Zack Granite went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as Minnesota suffered its fifth loss in six overall games and fourth over the first five contests of its eight-game road trip. The Twins have fallen seven games behind first-place Cleveland in the American League Central but are only four back in the wild-card race.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Oakland at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Twins were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for PUSH bettors.

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Team record: 50-52 SU
Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road

Team record: 45-59 SU
Oakland is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at San Diego Tuesday, August 1
Oakland home to San Francisco Monday, July 31


1. Twins OF Max Kepler struck out four times Saturday, matching the total of Oakland’s entire team.

2. Oakland RHP Sonny Gray was slated to pitch Sunday but had his start pushed back due to Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline as he potentially could be moved.

3. Sano is one home run away from matching the career high of 25 he set last season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Oakland Athletics will win outright at -138 and the game will go over 10 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Athletics 9, Twins 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.55 RUNS 4.24
5.25 RUNS AGNST 5.09
-0.70 DIFF -0.85
$145 MONEY -$1,129
4.87 TEAM ERA 4.60
8.64 OFF HITS 7.85
3.75 OFF WALKS 3.49
8.46 OFF Ks 9.38
9.55 DEF HITS 8.66
3.27 DEF WALKS 3.11
6.92 DEF Ks 7.72
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
Sonny Gray P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Hahn P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Jed Lowrie SS 15-Day Disabled List
Henderson Alvarez P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Bassitt P 15-Day Disabled List
Mark Canha 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Sean Doolittle P 15-Day Disabled List
Felix Doubront P 60-Day Disabled List
Sam Fuld OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Lambo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Jarrod Parker P 60-Day Disabled List
Josh Phegley C 15-Day Disabled List
Fernando Rodriguez P 15-Day Disabled List
Eric Sogard 2B 60-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Ladendorf P 15-Day Disabled List
Billy Butler DH 7-Day Disabled List
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Oakland’s Overall Defense 4.6 10 5.1 12
Minnesota’s Away Scoring vs Oakland’s Home Defense 4.4 7 4.9 11
Minnesota’s Road ERA vs Oakland’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 4 4.8 5
Oakland’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.2 13 5.3 14
Oakland’s Home Scoring vs Minnesota’s Road Defense 4.7 9 4.5 7
Oakland’s Home ERA vs Minnesota’s Road ERA Allowed 4.4 11 3.9 12
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game.
Athletics are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
Athletics have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.5 per game.
Athletics have allowed the third fewest runs in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Athletics are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.3 per game.
Athletics give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.6 per game.



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