Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Fernando Romero vs. Shohei Ohtani
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, May 13, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Fernando Romero for the Twins and Shohei Ohtani for the Angels.
Minnesota opens at +153 while Los Angeles opens at -163. The Twins have a 19-14-1 over/under record and a 20-14-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-25-0 against the run line and have a 19-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 19-14-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 20-14-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-18-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-25-0 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
05/11/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (05/02); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs Minnesota
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
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 16-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Fernando Romero has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 300 base hits and 162 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 312. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joe Mauer is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 32 hits this season in 116 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .362 and an OPS+ of 117. Max Kepler is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Twins have 292 hits, including 77 doubles and 42 home runs. Minnesota has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 300 times as a unit. They have left 251 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 152 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 23-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.10, Shohei Ohtani has a 3-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 32 strikeouts over the 26.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 158 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 319 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 355 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .445. He has 45 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .664 with an OPS+ of 201. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .351 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 47 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Angels as a unit have 354 base hits, including 65 doubles and 56 homers. Los Angeles has walked 115 times this year and they have struck out on 286 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -163
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