Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/15/2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Los Angeles Angels visit Target Field on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Trevor Cahill for the Angels and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +130 and Minnesota at -140. The Angels have a 21-20-2 over/under record and a 18-25-0 run line mark. The Twins are 21-19-0 against the run line and have a 20-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 21-20-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-25-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 20-19-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 21-19-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/13/19 P Luis Garcia Back 10-day IL (05/13)
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/14/19 DH Nelson Cruz Wrist is questionable Tuesday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/13/19 2B Jonathan Schoop Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/12/19 P Martin Perez Foot left last game, is questionable for next start
05/02/19 P Adalberto Mejia Calf 10-day IL (05/01)
03/28/19 P Addison Reed Thumb 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 3B Miguel Sano Heel 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 20-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.35 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 340 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 352. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 51 hits this season in 164 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 109. Mike Trout is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .464. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 125 at bats. His OPS+ is 182 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Angels have 343 hits, including 65 doubles and 57 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 242 times as a unit. They have left 269 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 200 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.32, Jake Odorizzi has a 5-2 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 42.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 130 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 320 base knocks and 148 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 339 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .324. He has 35 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 127 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 119. Jorge Polanco is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 49 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .620. The Twins as a unit have 354 base hits, including 83 doubles and 73 homers. Minnesota has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 299 occasions. They have had 264 men left on base and have an OPS of .826. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +130
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