Andrelton Simmons and the surging Los Angeles Angels will be taking on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in a Tuesday showdown. Fox Sports North will broadcast this AL showdown and the action gets going at 7:40 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Odds
Las Vegas has Los Angeles (+100) as the underdog to Minnesota (-110). If you’re thinking this game’s total is going to finish below 9 runs, then Vegas is putting up -115 odds for the under. Taking the over give you -105 odds. This game currently has a runline of Angels +1.5 (-210) and Twins -1.5 (+175).
The Twins are 25-15 straight up (SU) and 22-17 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 11.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS. Minnesota has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Angels have gone 20-21 SU this year and are 23-17 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 2.8 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season, but have gained 7.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.
Minnesota games have had an over/under record of 20-19 so far in 2019. Angels games have gone under 21 times, gone over 17 times and pushed on two occasions.
Felix Pena will get the start for the visiting Angels. The right-handed Pena is 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Twins this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Twins will send righty Kyle Gibson (3-1, 4.19 ERA) to the mound. Gibson has 40 strikeouts and 11 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.19. Gibson made two starts against the Angels in 2018, putting together a 0-1 record with a 2.77 ERA and 11 strikeouts.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.54 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.81, along with a WHIP of 1.43.
Angels hitters have slashed .249/.329/.428 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including 5.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Andrelton Simmons and Mike Trout have led Los Angeles’ hitters. Simmons is slashing .311/.335/.439 with three home runs, 21 RBIs, 20 runs and five stolen bases. Trout (.296/.464/.576) is up to nine homers, 25 RBIs, 28 runs and five steals.
For the home team, Minnesota’s pitchers have yielded 4.0 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.11 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.
The Minnesota offense is putting up 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .266/.359/.491 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Shortstop Jorge Polanco and left fielder Eddie Rosario have led the Twins’ offense this year. Polanco is slashing .327/.393/.620 with eight home runs, 19 RBIs and 23 runs scored, while Rosario’s line is .245/.280/.536 with 13 homers, 32 RBIs and 26 runs.
The Angels have gained 5.2 units and are 16-9 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 12 of those games, compared to 11 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Twins have netted 12.9 units and are 20-14 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, compared to 18 that went under the total.
Angels vs. Twins MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER
- The over has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
- The Angels have won four of their last five games SU while the Twins have dropped three of their last four.
- Minnesota has recorded 25.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.2 over its last five.
- The Angels have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
- The Angels have an OPS of .757 this season and an OPS of .794 against right-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS sits at .828 overall and .834 against righties.