Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-150) Los Angeles (+130)
The Los Angeles Angels (49-63) host the Minnesota Twins (57-53) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Twins at -150 while the Angels are sitting at +130. The betting total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tyler Mahle and Patrick Sandoval.
As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB. They have earned a total of 491 runs scored and have an OBP of .320. The Twins have compiled 186 doubles as a team and have smacked 134 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 475 RBI's in addition to 924 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .251. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 888 times, while drawing a walk on 353 occasions.
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The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.07 this season (20th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 899 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 325 opposing players and their FIP is 4.16 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.77 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.25. Twins pitchers have allowed 133 home runs and also 471 total runs (17th in the league).
The Twins have dispatched 373 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 128 runners for the year and 31.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 21 saves so far this season and have blown 21 out of their 42 save chances. The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 116 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 73 holds so far this season (5th in the league). Twins bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 87 times and also have had 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have 2,901 putouts so far this season, as well as 883 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them sitting 12th in pro baseball, and have a total of 76 double plays. The Twins have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,703 innings, which has them sitting at 6th in the majors.
Mahle has taken the mound for 599 innings and has totaled 642 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 4.37 (291 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.319. He has surrendered 568 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 223 free passes. Mahle (31-38 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.28 and he has faced 2,577 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Angels hold a team SLG% of .382 and they score 3.87 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have recorded 148 two-baggers, while taking a walk 331 times as well as earning 430 runs. Los Angeles is sitting with 125 long balls so far this year as well as 411 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,064 occasions (1st in the league) and have earned 843 base knocks. The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with an OBP of .298 in addition to a batting average of .229 so far this year.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.251 in addition to having a FIP of 3.94 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.62 (952 strikeouts vs 364 walks). They rank 7th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 861. They have conceded 116 long balls and they give up 4.25 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 462 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.88 (422 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have earned 25 saves. They are ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 59.5%, and they have sent 339 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Their relievers have come in 104 times in high leverage situations and also on 117 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% of 187 inherited runners. Sitting with 91 save situations, the Angels have earned 47 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 91 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in the majors). The Angels have racked up 931 assists, 59 errors and are sitting with 2,939 putouts during this campaign. In 8,817 innings played, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (8th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Sandoval has allowed 236 base knocks and he has 271 punch outs in 258 innings pitched. Sandoval (7-22 career mark) is the owner of a 4.05 ERA and has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 116 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.349 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and he has gone up against 1,115 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+130)
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