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Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Wednesday July 3, 2019, 9:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Twins -135 / Oakland Athletics +115 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
NSCA, FSN
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The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Twins have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 105 hits and 39 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler have combined for 166 hits and 113 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Athletics have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 13 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 94 hits and 41 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 163 hits and 92 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 8-3 with a 3.98 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 6-1 with a 2.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 7-0 in Gibsons last 7 starts with 5 days of rest and 13-5 in Gibsons last 18 starts. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Twins are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Oakland and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 20-6-1 in Athletics last 27 vs. American League Central. 

Gibson has been shaky as of late, allowing 15 earned runs in his last 30.1 innings, and he has a 4.68 ERA and .291 allowed batting average on the road. Fiers has been money pitching at home in Oakland since coming over from the Detroit Tigers last year, and he's allowed three earned runs in his last 19.1 innings while striking out 11. The Oakland Athletics are also on fire at the moment and are as healthy as they've been offensively in quite some time. I'm not stepping in front of the A's right now. I'll gladly take the plus money.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics +115

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