Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana (1-0) vs. Garrett Richards (10-6)
The Minnesota Twins head to Angel Stadium on Thursday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Ervin Santana is the probable starter for the Twins and he'll face Garrett Richards of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +149 and Los Angeles at -159. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Twins, with a 59-34 run line record, cover the spread 63% of the time. They also have a 41-44 over/under record. The Angels have a 42-47 over/under record and a 49-44 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Twins show up with a 50-43 record, including 19-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana holds a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.17. In his starts, the Twins are 2-1 over his 19.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 16 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Twins are 1-2 in his starts. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 188 and walked 83 batters this season while opposing teams hit .253 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.42 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 17th in the league.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .223 average away from home. The Twins hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 24th in baseball. With 93 hits, Brian Dozier leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.35.
Los Angeles is 30-18 at home while holding a 53-40 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.24, Garrett Richards will come into this game holding a 10-6 record and a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 11-6 and he has allowed 94 hits over 108.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Angels are 9-8 when he starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. The Angels bullpen has struck out 226 batters and walked 78 this season while opposing teams have hit .232 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.18 hits per game and are averaging 8.88 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.32, they are 5th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Angels hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 3rd in baseball. With 104 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.4.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 51 errors with 955 assists and 2,471 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 51 errors while having 829 assists and 2,480 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 41-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 59-34 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 49-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/22/15 3B Miguel Sano Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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
07/21/15 CF Mike Trout Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota Twins
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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