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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Athletics vs. Twins on Saturday

We go over some of the best betting options for Saturday’s matchup between the Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins.

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Cole Irvin (19) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at RingCentral Coliseum. Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins will play Game 2 of their three-game set at 4:05 p.m. ET on FS1. Cole Irvin will be on the mound for Oakland, while Jose Berrios will get the start for Minnesota. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Athletics vs. Twins, 4:05 p.m. ET, FS1

Moneyline pick: Oakland +125

The Athletics are the underdog heading into today’s contest (+125), despite defeating the Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Minnesota has also lost five consecutive games and their last four games at home. Over the course of their five-game skid, the Twins are losing by an average of 4.5 runs per game, which is less than ideal. When these two teams played each in March, the Athletics swept the Twins at the Coliseum.

The Twins will look to snap their losing streak with Berrios on the mound. The 27-year-old has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 3.49 through seven starts this season. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, Berrios allowed 6 hits (1 HR), 2 earned runs, 5 walks, and struck out 5 in 6.0 IP. The right-handed pitcher actually faced the Athletics last month, where he allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and struck out 5 in 5.0 IP. But in his five career starts vs. the Athletics, Berrios is 0-3 with an ERA of 4.10 ERA.

As for Irvin, he has rejuvenated his career with the Athletics this season. The southpaw has a record of 3-4 with an ERA of 3.29 in seven starts. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, the 27-year-old starter gave up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, and struck out 3 hitters in 6.0 IP. Irvin also has a record of 1-2 and ERA of 3.78 in three road starts this season.

Player Prop: TBD pitcher prop for the A’s have not been posted yet.

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