Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+105) Los Angeles (-115)
Matt Shoemaker and the Minnesota Twins (6-7, 5th in AL Central) are headed to Angel Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (7-5, 2nd in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at -115 while the Twins are coming in at +105. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Matt Shoemaker and Jose Quintana.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have earned 64 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .329. The Twins have earned 26 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 14 balls out of the park. They have earned 61 runs batted in and 109 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is at .248. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .407 and have been rung up 122 times, while being walked on 48 occasions.
The Twins have an ERA of 3.31 for the season (9th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 130 batters. They have walked 34 batters and their FIP is 3.50 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.82 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. Twins pitchers have surrendered 14 home runs in addition to 51 total runs (10th in baseball).
Twins bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 10 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 10 holds for the season (3rd in MLB). The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 16 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves on the campaign and have blown 3 of their 6 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners this year with 66.7% of those runners ended up scoring. The Twins have sent 41 relievers to the hill so far this season.
Shoemaker (44-33 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.04 while facing 2,524 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 575 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 148 walks. His ERA is 3.86 (263 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.179. Shoemaker has taken the ball for 613 innings and has accumulated 552 K's so far in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has compiled 15 home runs this season and 52 runs batted in. They have tallied 14 doubles, while walking 39 times and scoring 61 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .259 on the year. The Angels have a team SLG% of .415 and they score 5.08 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have struck out on 104 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have a total of 108 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 65 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.88 (58 earned runs given up). They have given up 12 home runs and they allow 5.47 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.374 in addition to having a FIP of 3.57 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.78 (128 strikeouts vs 46 walks). They come in at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 101.
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 22 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 14 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 6 save situations, the Angels have tallied 2 holds and also 1 blown save. They sit at 10th in baseball holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 42 relievers onto the field so far this year. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 4 save chances and they have walked away with 3 saves.
So far in his MLB career, Quintana has given up 1,480 hits while he has totaled 1,319 strikeouts in 1,500 innings pitched. He has allowed 628 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.273 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and he has faced 6,278 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Quintana (83-78 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.77 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+105)
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