Thursday, June 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adalberto Mejia vs. Alex Meyer
The Minnesota Twins visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, June 1, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Adalberto Mejia for the Twins and Alex Meyer for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +111 and Los Angeles at -121. The Twins have a 21-22-5 over/under record and a 26-22-0 run line mark. The Angels are 30-23-0 against the run line and have a 25-27-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 21-22-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 26-22-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-27-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-23-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/30/17 3B Miguel Sano Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Houston Astros
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)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/31/17 P Alex Meyer Back is upgraded to expected to start Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/31/17 LF Cameron Maybin Side "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Cam Bedrosian Groin 10-day DL (04/22)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
05/14/17 3B Yunel Escobar Hamstring 10-day DL (05/15)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 26-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 19 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 402 base hits and 207 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 335. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 41 hits this season in 161 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 113. Jorge Polanco is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .377. The Twins have 403 hits, including 87 doubles and 54 home runs. Minnesota has walked 199 times so far this season and they have struck out 392 times as a unit. They have left 353 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 218 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 27-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.79, Alex Meyer has a 2-2 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 23.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 202 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 435 base knocks and 218 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 162 hitters and struck out 467 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .318. He has 42 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 99. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 56 hits in 200 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Angels as a unit have 430 base hits, including 78 doubles and 58 homers. Los Angeles has walked 186 times this year and they have struck out on 412 occasions. They have had 373 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +111
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