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Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Saturday July 20, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics +125 / Minnesota Twins -145 -- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
NSCA, FSN
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The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins meet Saturday in MLB action at Target Field.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have won 21 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 106 hits and 48 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 193 hits and 111 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.79 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Twins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last seven games. The Minnesota Twins have won three of their last four games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 117 hits and 44 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler have combined for 182 hits and 124 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 3.10 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 0-2 with a 6.32 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-1 in Anderson's last 7 starts. The Twins are 16-5 in their last 21 Saturday games, 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Berrios' last 6 starts. The Athletics are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in Berrios' last 7 home starts. The under is 7-2 in Anderson's last 9 starts overall.

Anderson has been better on the road than he's been at home this season, allowing a 3.39 ERA and .238 batting average with 35 strikeouts in 61 innings. Berrios has a 2.32 ERA in 54.1 innings at home this season, but he's given up 12 hits and six runs in his last 10 innings and has been hit hard in 59 at bats against current A's. And even taking the starting pitchers out of the conversation, the Oakland Athletics are simply playing better baseball overall and are on such a hot streak that it's hard to turn down plus money with them right now. Give me the road team based on the value. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics +125

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