Sunday, June 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Minnesota Twins visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, June 4, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -103 and Los Angeles at -107. The Twins have a 23-23-5 over/under record and a 28-23-0 run line mark. The Angels are 31-25-0 against the run line and have a 25-30-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 23-23-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 28-23-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-30-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-25-0 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 28-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.79. He has 27 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 4.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 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. Max Kepler is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 45 hits this season in 173 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 111. Jorge Polanco is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .368. 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 28-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.07, Ricky Nolasco has a 2-5 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 60.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 66 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 64 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. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .322. He has 44 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 162 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 100. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 57 hits in 210 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .390. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -103
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