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Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Tuesday July 2, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Twins -125 / Oakland Athletics +105 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCA, FSN
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The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Twins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last six 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. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he is 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 1-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 28 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 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 12 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 95 hits and 42 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 165 hits and 92 RBI. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Mengden’s first career game against the Twins.

The Twins are 8-2 in their last 10 games following an off day, 5-1 in Odorizzis last 6 road starts and 12-1 in Odorizzis last 13 starts. The Athletics are 7-2 in their last 9 games following an off day, 7-3 in Mengdens last 10 home starts and 6-1 in Mengdens last 7 starts. The Twins are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Oakland and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Mengdens last 4 starts overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Odorizzis last 5 starts overall.

The Minnesota Twins have won 12 of their last 13 games with Odorizzi on the mound, which means they've lost once since April 17. Odorizzi is allowing a .211 batting average on the season and has a 3.32 ERA through 38 innings on the road. Mengden is coming off a six inning shutout on the road against the Cardinals and has allowed one or less runs in four of his last five games. The Twins are probably the safer bet with Odorizzi on the mound, but it's the A's that are the hotter team right now and we're getting plus money with them at home. I'll ride the hot hand.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics +105

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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