Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-105) Los Angeles (-115)
Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels (7-5, 1st in AL West) host the Minnesota Twins (5-7, 5th in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The Angels open this contest at -115 while the Twins are coming in at -105. The total has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Shoemaker and Andrew Heaney.
The Twins have accumulated 25 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 13 baseballs out of the park. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .410 and have struck out 115 times, while taking a walk on 45 occasions. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are notching 5.0 runs per game, which is 7th in baseball. They have tallied 57 runs batted in and 100 hits this season, and their batting average is at .247. They have racked up 60 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .329.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.34 this season (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 120 batters. They have walked 30 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.58 as a team over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 4.00 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.21. Twins pitchers have yielded 14 home runs in addition to 48 runs (14th in the league).
The Twins bullpen have a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 14 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 12 runners this season with 58.3% of them ended up scoring. Twins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 9 times in addition to having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 38 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 9 holds over the course of the season (4th in MLB). They have compiled 3 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of their 5 chances to save the game.
Shoemaker has pitched in 613 frames and has tallied 552 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.86 (263 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.179. He has given up 575 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 148 walks. Shoemaker (44-33 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.04 while he has gone up against 2,524 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have compiled an on-base percentage of .328 as well as a team batting average of .259 so far this year. They have struck out on 104 occasions (20th in MLB) and have totaled 108 base hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 15 HRs so far this season and 52 RBIs. The Angels have a team slugging % of .415 and they have an average of 5.08 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have hit 14 two-baggers, while walking 39 times as well as scoring 61 runs.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.374 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.58 as a squad on the campaign. They have a ranking of 24th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 101. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 65 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.88 (58 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.78 (128 strikeouts against 46 walks). They have surrendered 12 homers and they surrender 5.47 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Sitting with 6 save situations, the Angels have earned 2 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 14 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 36.4% out of their 22 inherited runners. They rank 10th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 42 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, Heaney has surrendered 500 base knocks while he has tallied 513 K's in 513 innings pitched. Heaney (25-30 career record) has earned a 4.49 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 256 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.61 and he has gone up against 2,166 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-115)
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