Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels 5/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Tyler Skaggs
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, May 11, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Twins and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
Minnesota opens at +151 while Los Angeles opens at -161. The Twins have a 17-14-1 over/under record and a 19-13-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-23-0 against the run line and have a 19-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 17-14-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 19-13-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-16-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-23-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
05/05/18 C Jason Castro Knee 10-day DL (05/05)
05/01/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
04/18/18 CF Byron Buxton Migraine 10-day DL (04/15)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
05/03/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (05/02)
05/01/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 10-day DL (04/29)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 15-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 7.28 and a WHIP of 1.96 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 278 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 302. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 15th in the league. The Twins hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 32 hits this season in 117 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .487 and an OPS+ of 128. Joe Mauer is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .425. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 107 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .374. The Twins have 275 hits, including 75 doubles and 37 home runs. Minnesota has walked 119 times so far this season and they have struck out 280 times as a unit. They have left 242 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 143 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 22-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.08, Tyler Skaggs has a 3-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 39 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 302 base knocks and 144 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 335 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .339 with an OBP of .400. He has 43 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 127 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 147. Mike Trout is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 44 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 210 and a slugging percentage of .692. The Angels as a unit have 332 base hits, including 60 doubles and 52 homers. Los Angeles has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out on 276 occasions. They have had 247 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 186 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -161
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