Monday, June 13, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Jered Weaver
The Minnesota Twins visit Angel Stadium on Monday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Ricky Nolasco for the Twins and Jered Weaver for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +128 and Los Angeles at -138. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Twins have a 35-22-4 over/under record and a 25-36-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Angels are 31-32-0 against the run line and have a 25-35-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Twins head into this matchup with a 18-43 record, including 7-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 63 strikeouts over his 71.1 innings pitched and he has given up 80 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 68 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 626 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 478. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .244, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .235 average away from home. The Twins hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.33 hits per game. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .388. He has 61 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. He's struck out 40 times and has walked 38 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .327 and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 67 hits so far while scoring 31 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 6 times and has struck out 32 times. The Twins have 508 hits, including 99 doubles and 65 home runs. They've stolen 37 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Minnesota has walked 188 times this season and they've struck out 540 times as a unit. They've left 434 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 230 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 13-18 home record and a 27-35 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.56, Jered Weaver has a 5-5 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 69.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 88 hits. He has allowed 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.19 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 561 base knocks and 274 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 195 hitters and struck out 455. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .217 average at home. The Angels hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.83 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .406. He has 70 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 68 hits so far while he's scored 39 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 46 times. The Angels as a unit have 537 base hits, including 102 doubles and 56 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 183 times this year and they have struck out 375 times. They've had 390 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They score 4.26 runs per game and have totaled 264 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 35-22-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 25-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-35-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
06/10/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 CF Danny Santana Hamstring 15-day DL (5/31)
05/31/16 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11)
Los Angeles Angels
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/04/16 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 15-day DL (6/3)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks