Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-130) Los Angeles (+110)
The Minnesota Twins (57-53) are en route to Angel Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Los Angeles Angels (49-63). The moneyline on this contest has the Twins at -130 and the Angels are sitting at +110. The over/under comes in at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dylan Bundy and Reid Detmers.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. They have notched a total of 496 runs and hold an OBP of .320. The Twins have accrued 188 doubles as a squad and have hit 136 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 479 RBI's in addition to 932 base knocks on the season, and their batting average comes in at .250. Minnesota is slugging .417 and have been called out on strikes 896 times, while taking a walk on 357 occasions.
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The Twins hold a team ERA of 4.10 for the season (20th in the league), and their staff has struck out 908 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 328 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.20 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Twins pitchers have allowed 136 long balls in addition to 479 runs (17th in the league).
Twins relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 88 times as well as having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 73 holds over the course of the season (5th in baseball). The Twins relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. They have compiled 21 saves over the course of the season and have blown 21 out of their 42 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 129 runners this season and 31.0% of those players ended up scoring. The Twins have sent 377 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 2,925 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 891 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 14th in the majors, and they have twisted 76 double plays. The Twins have turned 70.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,775 innings, which has them ranked 8th in the majors.
Bundy has taken the hill for 864 innings and has earned 832 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 4.75 (456 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.307. He has given up 852 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 277 walks. Bundy (52-62 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.64 and he has faced 3,689 hitters in the majors.
The Angels hold a team SLG% of .381 and they earn 3.88 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have tallied 149 doubles, while walking 333 times and racking up 435 runs. Los Angeles has accounted for 126 home runs this season and 416 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,075 occasions (1st in MLB) and are sitting with 849 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with an on-base percentage of .297 and a team batting average of .228 this year.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.248 in addition to having a FIP of 3.95 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.60 (959 strikeouts against 369 free passes). They rank 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 868. They have surrendered 116 HR's and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 466 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.86 (425 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 44 save opportunities and they have come away with 25 saves. They rank 25th in the league with a save rate of 56.8%, and they have sent 344 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 107 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.2% out of 191 inherited runners. Sitting with 95 save situations, the Angels have tallied 49 holds and 19 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in MLB). The Angels have recorded 948 assists, 59 errors and have 2,975 putouts for the season. In their 8,925 innings on the field, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (6th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Detmers has surrendered 88 base knocks while he has totaled 101 strikeouts in 109 frames. He has given up 51 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.185 and having a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.40 and he has faced 455 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Detmers (5-6 career win-loss record) holds a 4.19 earned run average and has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+110)
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