Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey vs. Hector Santiago
The Minnesota Twins head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Minnesota at +130 and Los Angeles at -140. The over/under is 8.5. The Twins have a 37-22-4 over/under mark and a 27-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Angels are 32-33-0 against the run line and have a 25-37-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Twins head into this game with a 20-43 record, and they are 8-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has a 2-5 record with an ERA of 5.33 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 47 strikeouts during his 52.1 innings pitched and he has given up 67 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have allowed 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the pen while they've been struck out 222 times and walked 70 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.31 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.92 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.15. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 641 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 492. 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 4.42.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .235 average on the road. The Twins have a .393 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .311 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.33 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .283 and his on-base percentage is at .388. He has 64 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 40 times and has walked 39 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .324 and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 69 hits so far while scoring 33 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 33 times. The Twins have 525 hits, including 100 doubles and 69 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Minnesota has walked 197 times this season and they've struck out 553 times as a unit. They've left 448 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 13-20 home mark and a 27-37 overall record. With an ERA of 5.64, Hector Santiago has a 3-4 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 67 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 66 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.49. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 172 times and walking 79 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 582 base knocks and 285 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 88 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 201 hitters and struck out 468. 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 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .231, 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 28th in baseball with 7.78 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .412. He has 72 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 .290 and he has an OBP of .363. 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 51 times. The Angels as a unit have 552 base hits, including 106 doubles and 58 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out 392 times. They've had 403 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They score 4.23 runs per game and have totaled 271 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 37-22-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 27-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-37-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-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
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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