Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Minnesota (-125)
Jaime Barria and the Los Angeles Angels (47-48, 4th in AL West) are headed to Target Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (41-56, 4th in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at -125 while the Angels are priced at +100. The total opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jaime Barria and Bailey Ober.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 4.8 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in the league. They have notched a total of 457 runs and have an on-base percentage of .318. The Angels have hit 179 doubles as a unit and have smacked 128 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 436 runs batted in and 832 hits this season, while their team batting average is .258. Los Angeles is slugging .439 and have been rung up 821 times, while drawing a walk on 254 occasions.
The Angels have a team earned run average of 4.89 so far this season (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 898 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have surrendered 119 long balls and also 490 runs in total (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 372 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.33 as a team so far this year.
The Angels have dispatched 330 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 209 base runners on the campaign and 39.7% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 24 saves so far this year and have missed out on 16 of their 40 save opportunities. The Angels bullpen have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 82 save situations. The relievers have 41 holds for the season (23rd in the league). Angels pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 140 times as well as having 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have turned 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,512 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in MLB. The Los Angeles Angels have earned 2,504 putouts this season, in addition to 834 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which is 18th in baseball, and they have twisted 642 double plays.
Barria has pitched in 250 innings and has totaled 201 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.60 (128 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.322. He has surrendered 243 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 88 free passes. Barria (15-19 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.02 and he has gone up against 1,062 hitters in the major leagues.
Minnesota has accounted for 138 long balls for the season as well as 412 runs batted in. They have notched 157 two-baggers, while taking a walk 319 times as well as recording 445 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .244 over the course of the season. The Twins have a team SLG% of .427 and they score 4.59 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have struck out on 825 occasions (19th in baseball) and have earned 789 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 512 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.95 (463 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 144 HR's and they give up 5.47 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.344 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.80 (805 strikeouts against 288 walks). They have a ranking of 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 844.
Minnesota has called on relievers to take the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have earned 23 saves. They sit at 14th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 306 relievers onto the field for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 105 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 53.3% out of their 105 inherited base runners. With 87 save situations, the Twins have 50 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In 7,578 innings played, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (25th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have turned 86 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in baseball). The Twins have accrued 840 assists, 68 errors and have earned a total of 2,526 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Ober has surrendered 39 hits while totaling 41 strikeouts in 38 innings. He has conceded 23 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.342 and a FIP of 5.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.42 and he has gone up against 163 hitters during his career. Ober (1-1 career mark) is the owner of a 5.45 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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