Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Nick Tropeano
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Nick Tropeano for the Angels.
Minnesota opens at +138 while Los Angeles opens at -148. The Twins have a 18-14-1 over/under record and a 19-14-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-24-0 against the run line and have a 19-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 18-14-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 19-14-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-17-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-24-0 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)
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)
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 15-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 44 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 290 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 304. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 33 hits this season in 120 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 134. Joe Mauer is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 111 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .369. The Twins have 283 hits, including 76 doubles and 39 home runs. Minnesota has walked 122 times so far this season and they have struck out 289 times as a unit. They have left 246 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 23-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.42, Nick Tropeano has a 1-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 20 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 66 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 310 base knocks and 148 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 344 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 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .410. He has 46 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 153. Mike Trout is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .452. He has collected 44 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 207 and a slugging percentage of .681. The Angels as a unit have 344 base hits, including 64 doubles and 55 homers. Los Angeles has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 278 occasions. They have had 253 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -148
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