Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Free Preview

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The Minnesota Twins will play host to the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field. Fox Sports North will broadcast this AL matchup and the game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Odds

Minnesota (-120) is favored over Los Angeles (+110) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at +110 for the over and -130 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the odds standing at Angels +1.5 runs (-190) and Twins -1.5 runs (+165).

The Angels have gone 37-28 SU this year and are 31-33 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.3 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 2.9 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 27-34 SU and 35-25 ATS. They’ve lost 8.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 7.9 units ATS.

Twins games have an over/under record of 27-31-2 so far in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 27-34-3.

Nick Tropeano will get the nod for Los Angeles. The right-handed Tropeano is 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 42 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Minnesota this year.

The Twins are sending righty Fernando Romero (2-2, 3.96 ERA) to the mound. Romero has 34 punchouts and 14 walks to his name, as well as a 1.35 WHIP. Romero is 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

Minnesota’s pitchers have yielded 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.24, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 4.15 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

Minnesota’s hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .248/.315/.412 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Eddie Rosario has helped lead the Twins offense this season with 14 home runs, 43 RBIs, 40 runs and five stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.53 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.09 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.61, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

The Angels offense has slashed .249/.323/.421 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the teams last five contests (5-0 SU).

Andrelton Simmons has led Los Angeles hitters. Simmons is slashing .330/.399/.460 with four home runs, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Angels are coming off a 2-1 win in the prior game of this series.

Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in only one of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • Minnesota has averaged 21.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 19.4 over its last five.
  • The Twins have lost four of their last five games SU.