Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Parker Bridwell vs. Ervin Santana
The Los Angeles Angels visit Target Field on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Parker Bridwell for the Angels and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +159 and Minnesota at -169. The Angels have a 41-41-2 over/under record and a 50-34-0 run line mark. The Twins are 42-40-0 against the run line and have a 36-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 41-41-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-34-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 36-41-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 42-40-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/03/17 2B Brian Dozier Back "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
06/29/17 P Craig Breslow Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Abdominal 10-day DL (06/23)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 43-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Parker Bridwell has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 14 strikeouts over his 27.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 311 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 725 base hits and 360 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 255 batters and struck out 726. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 91 hits this season in 321 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 106. Yunel Escobar is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 261 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Angels have 713 hits, including 128 doubles and 89 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 271 times so far this season and they have struck out 656 times as a unit. They have left 563 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 42-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.07, Ervin Santana has a 10-5 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 111.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 83 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 107 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 772 base knocks and 397 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 278 hitters and struck out 569 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.08.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .360. He has 78 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 272 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 104. Miguel Sano is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 77 hits in 277 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .552. The Twins as a unit have 710 base hits, including 145 doubles and 98 homers. Minnesota has walked 308 times this year and they have struck out on 689 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 376 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -169
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