Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson (8-6) vs. Matt Shoemaker (4-7)
The Los Angeles Angels host the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium on Tuesday. The Twins send Kyle Gibson to the mound to face Matt Shoemaker of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +130 and Los Angeles at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Twins, with a 59-33 run line record, cover the spread 64% of the time. They also have a 41-44 over/under record. The Angels are 46-44 against the run line and have a 40-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Twins head into this matchup with a 50-42 record, including 19-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson holds a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 2.85 and a WHIP of 1.21. He's pitched 113.2 innings thus far while surrendering 102 hits over that time and when he starts, the Twins are 10-8. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-10. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 270 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.89. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 186 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.07 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85.
Minnesota is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .226 away from home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .306, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.42 hits per game and Brian Dozier leads the team with 93.
With a 27-18 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 50-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.85, Matt Shoemaker will come into this game holding a 4-7 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 91 innings thus far while surrendering 97 hits over that time in which the Angels are 8-8. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 220 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.47. Teams are hitting .237 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 218 times and walking 75 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .259 at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .330, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.37 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 102.
In terms of team defense, the Twins have a fielding percentage of .985 with 51 total errors, 947 assists and 2,447 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 51 errors, accumulating 808 assists and compiling 2,399 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 41-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 59-33 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 40-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 46-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/20/15 3B Miguel Sano Ankle expected to miss series vs LA Angles
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/09/15 P Huston Street Groin out indefinitely
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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