Saturday, September 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (13-11) vs. Kyle Gibson (10-10)
The Minnesota Twins host the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field on Saturday. The Angels send Garrett Richards to the mound to face Kyle Gibson of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -103 and Minnesota at -107. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels have a 68-71 over/under record and a 64-82 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Twins have a 67-67 over/under record and a 86-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
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The Angels come into this game with a 74-72 record, and they are 30-41 away from home. Garrett Richards has an earned run average of 3.81 and is 13-11 so far on the season while having a 1.25 WHIP. He's pitched 179.2 innings thus far while surrendering 163 hits over that time and when he starts, the Angels are 16-12. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 16-12. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.79 and they've given up 404 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 397 and walked 139 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.14 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.39, they are 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .250 away from home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .328 and they hold a .418 team slugging percentage. With 150 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.41.
With a 75-71 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 43-29 at home. Kyle Gibson is starting this game 10-10 for the season with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.27. He's pitched 179.2 innings thus far while surrendering 170 hits over that time in which the Twins are 15-14. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-16. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.09 and they have given up 453 hits on the season. The Twins bullpen has struck out 344 batters and walked 146 this season while opposing teams have hit .253 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.51 hits per game and are averaging 6.41 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.17, they are 22nd in the league.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .267 at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .305 and they hold a .402 team slugging percentage. With 143 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.41.
The Angels have committed 81 errors and have combined for 1,332 assists and 3,893 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumulated 75 errors while having 1,473 assists and 3,894 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 68-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 64-82 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 67-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 86-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/08/15 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm out indefinitely
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Eye Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/18/15 P Phil Hughes Back expected to miss next scheduled start Sunday vs. Los Angeles Angels
09/16/15 P Glen Perkins Back expected to be available Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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