Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Matt Shoemaker
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels.
Minnesota opens at +111 while Los Angeles opens at -121. The Twins have a 22-23-5 over/under record and a 27-23-0 run line mark. The Angels are 31-24-0 against the run line and have a 25-29-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 22-23-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 27-23-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-29-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-24-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
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
06/02/17 LF Cameron Maybin Oblique 10-day DL (05/30)
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)
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 27-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 1.75 and a WHIP of 0.84. He has 56 strikeouts over his 77 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 4.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 440 base hits and 231 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 181 batters and struck out 354. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 5.02.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .307. He has 44 hits this season in 171 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 83. Max Kepler is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Twins have 430 hits, including 91 doubles and 58 home runs. Minnesota has walked 210 times so far this season and they have struck out 421 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 230 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 28-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Matt Shoemaker has a 4-3 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 55 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 206 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 457 base knocks and 228 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 169 hitters and struck out 485 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .332. He has 57 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 210 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .390 with an OPS+ of 99. Yunel Escobar is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 44 hits in 162 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Angels as a unit have 455 base hits, including 80 doubles and 62 homers. Los Angeles has walked 194 times this year and they have struck out on 431 occasions. They have had 393 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 229 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -121
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