Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Free Pick

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The Minnesota Twins are playing host to the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North will be showing this AL showdown.,

Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Odds

Both teams have equal moneyline odds (-105) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoons game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Runline odds sit at +140 for betting the Angels -1.5 runs and -160 for the Twins +1.5.,

The Twins are 27-33 SU and 35-24 ATS. The teams lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 9.3 units against the spread (ATS). Minnesota has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Angels have gone 36-28 SU this year and are 30-33 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 1.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 4.2 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.,

Twins games have an over/under record of 27-30-2 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has been a decent under bet with a total record of 27-33-3.,

Tyler Skaggs will get the nod for Los Angeles. The left-handed Skaggs is 4-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 70 strikeouts. He.,s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Minnesota this year.,

The Twins will put the ball in the right hand of Kyle Gibson (1-3, 3.54 ERA), who has 73 strikeouts and 30 walks this season as well as a 1.21 WHIP. Gibson is 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA across one starts against Los Angeles this year.,

As a unit, Minnesota’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The teams starters have an ERA of 4.27, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a 4.19 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.,

The Minnesota offense has produced 4.3 runs per contest, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .239/.324/.421 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.,

The Twins hitters have been led by left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar. Rosario is slashing .315/.353/.567 with 14 home runs, 43 RBIs, 39 runs and five stolen bases, and Escobar is batting .290 with 12 homers, 38 RBIs and 31 runs.,

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.58 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.07 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.64, along with a K/9 of 9.18.,

The Angels offense has slashed .249/.324/.422 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 4.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the teams last five outings (5-0 SU).,

Los Angeles offense has been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Mike Trout. Simmons is slashing .330/.399/.460 with four home runs, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Trout is hitting .305/.438/.650 with 19 homers, 39 RBIs, 52 runs and 13 stolen bases.,

The Angels have gained 7.7 units and are 25-23 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 20 of those games, compared to 25 that.,ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Twins have lost 3.4 units and are 9-6 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to 10 that.,ve cashed the under.,

Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Angels have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Twins have hit 17 over their last 10.,
  • Los Angeles has recorded 21.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.0 over its last five.