Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+115) Minnesota (-141)
Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels (46-48, 4th in AL West) travel to Target Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (40-55, 4th in AL Central). The line on this matchup has the Angels coming in at +115 and the Twins are at -141. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Andrew Heaney and Kenta Maeda.
The Angels have hit 176 doubles as a unit and have hit 127 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .439 and have struck out 811 times, while being walked on 254 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.8 runs per contest, which has them at 10th in baseball. They have tallied 433 runs batted in in addition to 825 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average sits at .258. They have earned 454 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .319.
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The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 4.92 this year (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 890 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 370 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.36 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Angels pitchers have allowed 119 long balls and 488 runs (27th in baseball).
Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 140 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 40 holds this year (23rd in the league). The Angels bullpen have a save percentage of 59.0% and stepped onto the hill in 80 save situations. They have accumulated 23 saves on the year and have blown 16 of 39 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 209 base runners on the season with 39.7% of them crossed the plate. The Angels have sent 328 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for 2,477 putouts thus far, as well as 826 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 19th in baseball, and have 635 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,431 innings, which has them sitting 26th in MLB.
Heaney (29-36 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.33 and he has faced 2,476 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 576 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 164 walks. His ERA is 4.59 (299 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.264. Heaney has pitched in 585 innings and is sitting with 598 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .243 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 808 occasions (20th in MLB) and have accounted for 772 hits. Minnesota has tallied 136 home runs for the year and 403 runs batted in. The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .427 and they average 4.59 runs per outing (12th in baseball). They have put up 152 two-baggers, while walking 314 times as well as scoring 436 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.351 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.68 as a pitching staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.76 (789 strikeouts vs 286 bases on balls). They are sitting at 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 827. They have given up 143 HR's and they concede 5.54 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 507 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 5.00 (458 earned runs relinquished).
Minnesota has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have converted 23 saves. They are ranked 12th in baseball holding a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have sent 302 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 105 times in high leverage situations and also on 76 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score rate of 54.4% out of 103 inherited base runners. Sitting with 87 save situations, the Twins have recorded 50 holds and 14 blown saves.
In their 7,416 innings on the field, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have twisted 81 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in professional baseball). The Twins have recorded 814 assists, 66 errors and have accounted for 2,472 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Maeda has given up 615 base knocks while he has earned 800 punch outs in 728 frames. He has given up a total of 311 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.135 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.77 and he has faced 2,993 hitters in his pro baseball career. Maeda (57-39 career record) has earned a 3.84 earned run average while surrendering 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+115)
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