Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins MLB Game Picks 5/14/2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Kyle Gibson
The Los Angeles Angels visit Target Field on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Felix Pena for the Angels and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +113 and Minnesota at -123. The Angels have a 21-20-2 over/under record and a 18-25-0 run line mark. The Twins are 21-18-0 against the run line and have a 20-19-0 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 20-19-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 21-18-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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
05/12/19 P Martin Perez Foot left last game, is questionable for next start
05/12/19 DH Nelson Cruz Wrist left last game, is questionable Monday vs Los Angeles Angels
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 19-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.21 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 33.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 195 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 333 base hits and 190 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 341. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .460. He has 34 hits this season in 120 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 180. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Angels have 328 hits, including 64 doubles and 55 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 144 times so far this season and they have struck out 236 times as a unit. They have left 259 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Kyle Gibson has a 3-1 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 305 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 113 hitters and struck out 333 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .497 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .393. He has 47 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 145 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .607 with an OPS+ of 165. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 35 hits in 127 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Twins as a unit have 347 base hits, including 82 doubles and 71 homers. Minnesota has walked 123 times this year and they have struck out on 288 occasions. They have had 256 men left on base and have an OPS of .829. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 206 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -123
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