Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The Minnesota Twins head to Angel Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Minnesota at +123 and Los Angeles at -133. The over/under is 8. The Twins have a 36-22-4 over/under mark and a 26-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Angels are 31-33-0 against the run line and have a 25-36-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Twins head into this game with a 19-43 record, and they are 7-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 1-6 record with an ERA of 4.77 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 48 strikeouts during his 60.1 innings pitched and he has given up 67 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have allowed 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the pen while they've been struck out 220 times and walked 70 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.35 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.17. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 633 base hits and 316 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 485. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .243, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .235 average on the road. The Twins have a .391 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .311 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .388. He has 62 hits this season along with 26 runs scored and 23 runs batted in. He's struck out 40 times and has walked 39 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .327 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 68 hits so far while scoring 32 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 33 times. The Twins have 515 hits, including 99 doubles and 66 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Minnesota has walked 193 times this season and they've struck out 547 times as a unit. They've left 441 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 237 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 13-19 home mark and a 27-36 overall record. With an ERA of 4.83, Jhoulys Chacin has a 2-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 63.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 62 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 170 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.17 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 572 base knocks and 279 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 197 hitters and struck out 462. 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 4.61.
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 .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.8 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .415. He has 71 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 42 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 69 hits so far while he's scored 39 runs and drove in 35. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 48 times. The Angels as a unit have 544 base hits, including 104 doubles and 57 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 188 times this year and they have struck out 385 times. They've had 399 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 267 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 36-22-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 26-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-36-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-33-0 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
06/13/16 CF Mike Trout Thumb is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Minnesota Twins
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 Angels
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