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July 29, 2017

There is one pick today.

Take Minnesota Twins (-107) on the ML against Oakland Athletics risking 3.21% to win 3%.
(Mejia and Smith must start for wager to have action)

The Oakland Athletics are a team that truly doesn't have much left to play for this season and appear to have given up on the year. This has been a disastrous season for the Athletics and it's likely not going to get any better as there are talks of Oakland looking to trade Sonny gray from the team. With all of the talks and speculation surrounding this team at the moment, coupled with their lack of confidence at the moment, things could start getting even worse for Oakland, before they start to get any better.

The Minnesota Twins are struggling in their own right at the moment; however, this is a team that still has a lot left to play for. They are still within striking distance of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central; however, they are going to need to continue to rack up wins. Losses against a team such as Oakland at the moment can be devastating and that is something that they can ill-afford to let happen. Minnesota can work their way back to a .500 record with a victory tonight and we believe that is something that they are going to be striving for.

Left-hander Adalberto Mejia will be taking the mound tonight for the Twins and while his overall statistics may not seem like anything special at first glance, he has been extremely impressive as of late, having reduced his ERA from 5.75 in mid-June to the solid mark at which it currently stands (4.10). Mejia ended June with two scoreless outings (10.2 total innings) and his July ERA is 3.47 through four appearances thus far.

At the moment, Oakland simply cannot be trusted. Even when they have put runs on the board or taken the lead deep into games, they have found a way to lose. In their last two games with Toronto, the A's fell in those contests in walk-off fashion. They followed that performance up 6-3 defeat in Game 1 of this series. This is a team that has a confidence problem now and because of that, that puts a tremendous amount of value on their opponents for the time-being, especially with these short odds. Oakland finds another way to lose as Minnesota comes away with the victory.

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