Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-105) Minnesota (-116)
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (46-48, 4th in AL West) travel to Target Field on Friday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (41-55, 4th in AL Central). The Angels open this matchup at -105 while the Twins are priced at -116. The O/U has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Alex Cobb and J.A. Happ.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are knocking in 4.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They are sitting with 454 runs scored and hold an OBP of .319. The Angels have tallied 176 doubles as a unit and have smacked 127 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 433 RBI's in addition to 825 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is at .258. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .439 and have been called out on strikes 811 times, while being walked on 254 occasions.
The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 4.92 this year (26th in the league), and they have struck out 890 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.41 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. Angels pitchers have given up 119 home runs and 488 runs (27th in MLB). They have walked 370 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.36 as a unit on the year.
The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 59.0% and has entered the game in 80 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 209 runners for the season and 39.7% of them crossed home plate. Angels relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 140 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 328 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have a total of 40 holds on the campaign (23rd in MLB). They have recorded 23 saves for the year and have not converted 16 of 39 save chances.
The Angels have converted 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,431 innings, which ranks them 26th in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have 2,477 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 826 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them sitting 19th in MLB, and have a total of 635 double plays.
Cobb (62-60 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.95 while he has faced 4,150 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 958 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 292 free passes. His earned run average is 3.88 (427 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.263. Cobb has taken the mound for 989 innings and has 798 punch outs in his MLB career.
Minnesota has accumulated 136 home runs this season as well as 403 runs batted in. They have put up 152 two-baggers, while getting a free base 314 times as well as scoring 436 runs. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .243 so far this year. The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .427 and they have an average of 4.59 runs per outing (12th in baseball). They have struck out on 808 occasions (20th in the league) and are sitting with 772 hits.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.351 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.68 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.76 (789 strikeouts vs 286 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 827. They have given up 143 homers and they surrender 5.54 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 507 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 5.00 (458 earned runs conceded).
Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 54.4% out of 103 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 105 times in high leverage situations and on 76 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 87 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 50 holds and 14 blown saves. They are currently ranked 12th in MLB with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have sent 302 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 37 save chances and they have walked away with 23 saves.
In their 7,416 innings on the diamond, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 81 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in baseball). The Twins have accrued 814 assists, 66 errors and have earned a total of 2,472 putouts for the year.
Happ (128-97 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.09 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 and he has gone up against 7,773 hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed 831 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.310 and having a FIP of 4.3. So far in his MLB career, Happ has given up 1,753 hits while he has tallied 1,610 strikeouts in 1,830 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-105)
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