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Athletics vs. Twins - 6/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (15-36) at Oakland Athletics (24-29)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)

Pat Dean (1-1) (3.43) vs. Sean Manaea (1-3) (7.03)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -115 / Minnesota Twins +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN+

The Oakland Athletics look to complete the sweep of the Minnesota Twins Wednesday afternoon.

The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 54 hits, Joe Mauer has 18 RBI and Miguel Sano has 11 home runs. Pat Dean gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Dean’s first career game against the Athletics.

Athletics vs. Twins - 6/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Athletics have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics offense has produced 10 runs in this series, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 48 hits, Khris Davis has 35 RBI and Marcus Semien has 10 home runs. Sean Manaea takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 7.03 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Manaea’s first career game against the Twins.

The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-8 in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Athletics are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Manaeas last 5 starts. The Twins are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Oakland and 7-21 in the last 28 meetings overall. 

The A's are playing some solid baseball as of late and you can just see their confidence growing in this series. I like the direction the Athletics are moving, and I expect them to complete the sweep at home. 

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Oakland Athletics -115

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