Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+110) Minnesota (-135)
Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins (41-56, 4th in AL Central) play the Los Angeles Angels (47-48, 4th in AL West) at Target Field on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Angels coming in at +110 and the Twins are at -135. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Patrick Sandoval and Jose Berrios.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .439 and have been rung up 821 times, while drawing a walk on 254 occasions. They have tallied 436 runs batted in in addition to 832 base knocks for the year, while their batting average sits at .258. The Angels have accounted for 179 two-baggers as a team and have hit 128 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 457 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .318. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.8 runs/g, which has them at 8th in the league.
The Angels have a team ERA of 4.89 so far this year (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 898 hitters. They have walked 372 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.33 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.41 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have surrendered 119 home runs and also 490 total runs (27th in the league).
The Angels have dispatched 330 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 209 runners on the campaign with 39.7% of those players crossed the plate. They have recorded 24 saves for the season and have not converted 16 out of their 40 save opportunities. The Angels bullpen have a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 82 save situations. The relievers have earned 41 holds for the year (23rd in the league). Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 140 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned 2,504 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 834 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which is 18th in MLB, and have a total of 642 double plays. The Angels have transformed 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,512 innings on the field, ranking them 26th in professional baseball.
Sandoval has taken the hill for 139 innings and is sitting with 143 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.66 (72 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.295. He has surrendered 124 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 56 walks. Sandoval (3-13 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.83 and he has gone up against 588 hitters in the majors.
The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .427 and they score 4.59 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have 157 doubles, while walking 319 times as well as putting up 445 runs. Minnesota has a total of 138 long balls so far this year to go along with 412 runs batted in. They have struck out on 825 occasions (19th in the league) and have tallied 789 hits. The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .316 and a team batting average of .244 this year.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.344 in addition to having a FIP of 4.62 as a staff over the course of the season. They come in at 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 844. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 512 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.95 (463 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.80 (805 strikeouts vs 288 bases on balls). They have allowed 144 dingers and they give up 5.47 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
With 87 save situations, the Twins have recorded 50 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 37 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 105 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with runners on. Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 53.3% out of their 105 inherited runners. They sit at 14th in the league with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have sent 306 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 86 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in pro baseball). The Twins have accrued 840 assists, 68 errors and have amassed 2,526 putouts this year. In their 7,578 innings on the field, the Twins hold a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (25th in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Berrios has allowed 707 hits while he has accumulated 775 strikeouts in 774 innings. Berrios (55-42 career record) has earned a 4.11 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up 354 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.240 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.06 and he has gone up against 3,271 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-135)
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