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Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins will pay a visit to Anaheim to play the Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This AL matchup will begin at 10:07 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports North to catch the action.

Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

The Angels are 22-24 straight up (SU) and 28-17 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 12.3 units ATS. The Twins have gone 30-16 SU this year and are 25-20 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 14.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early part of the year and 5.0 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 18-23-4 so far in 2019. Minnesota has an over/under record of 23-21-1.

Jake Odorizzi will get the nod for the visiting Twins. The right-handed Odorizzi is 6-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 46 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 5.06 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Angels will deploy righty Taylor Cole (0-0, 4.91 ERA) to the mound. Cole has 11 strikeouts and four walks as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Cole is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Minnesota this year.

Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.73 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.20 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.23, along with a WHIP of 1.19.

The Twins offense has slashed .269/.339/.505 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game this season, including 7.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 9.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Minnesota’s hitters have been led by shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Eddie Rosario, who’ve collectively blasted 21 home runs. Polanco is slashing .343/.405/.606 with eight home runs, 21 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Rosario (.260/.293/.520) is up to 13 homers, 35 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 5.71, a WHIP of 1.41 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .306/.382/.441 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Angels’ offense has been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder David Fletcher. Simmons is hitting .299/.325/.418 with three home runs, 21 RBIs, 22 runs and five steals, and Fletcher’s line is .295/.335/.423 with three homers, 16 RBIs and 21 runs.

The Twins have gained 15.9 units and are 21-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 6.5 units and are 21-9 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 13 that went under the total.

Twins vs. Angels Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • Minnesota has recorded 28.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 34.4 over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 13 over their last five.
  • The Twins have a total OPS of .844 this season and an OPS of .837 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS sits at .765 overall and .801 against righties.