Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker (7-9) vs. Tyler Duffey (3-1)
The Los Angeles Angels take on the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at Target Field. Matt Shoemaker is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Tyler Duffey of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +111 and Minnesota at -121. The over/under was set at 8.5. 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 show up with a 74-72 record, including 30-41 on the road. Matt Shoemaker has a 7-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.31 and a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 131.2 innings thus far while surrendering 129 hits over that time and when he starts, the Angels are 11-12. The Angels are also 10-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 404 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.79. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 397 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .329, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .418. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.41 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 152.
Minnesota is 43-29 at home while holding a 75-71 overall record on the season. Tyler Duffey has a record of 3-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.72 on the year with a 1.45 WHIP. He's pitched 38.2 innings thus far while surrendering 39 hits over that time in which the Twins are 5-2. The Twins are also 5-2 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 7.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 453 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.09. Teams are hitting .253 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 344 times and walking 146 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.41 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .305, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .402. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.41 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 144.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .985 with 81 total errors, 1,332 assists and 3,893 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 75 errors, accumulating 1,473 assists and compiling 3,894 put outs.
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
09/19/15 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm expected to start Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
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
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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