Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (50-42) at Los Angeles Angels (52-40)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Gibson (8-6) (2.85) vs. M Shoemaker (4-7) (4.85)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -140 / Minnesota Twins +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, FS-North
The Los Angeles Angels and the Minnesota Twins face off on Tuesday in Anaheim as they play game one of their series of post-season hopefuls.
The Los Angeles Angels lead the American League West and they are one of the hottest teams in baseball. The Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 29-18 at home, and they have a two game lead over Astros in the AL West. As a team the Angels are hitting .247 with Mike Trout hitting .307, Erick Aybar hitting .285, and Kole Calhoun hitting .273. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.53 with the starters at 3.58 and the bullpen at 3.42. For game one against the Twins the Angels start Matt Shoemaker who has allowed 97 hits and 49 earned runs while striking out 74 over 91 innings for a 4-7 record and a 4.85 ERA.
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The Minnesota Twins are in second place in the American League Central but they are tied for the top spot for the American League Wildcard. The Twins are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 19-26 on the road, and they are six games behind the Royals in the AL Central. As a team the Twins are hitting .252 with Joe Mauer hitting .275, Brian Dozier hitting .260, and Trevor Plouffe hitting .259. As a team the Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.85 with the starters at 3.83 and the bullpen at 3.89. For game one against the Angels the Twins start Kyle Gibson who has allowed 102 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 78 over 113.2 innings for an 8-6 record and a 2.85 ERA.
Los Angeles is 4-0 against the AL Central, 5-1 against a team with a winning record, and 1-8 in Shoemaker’s last eight home starts. Minnesota is 7-1 against a right-handed starter, 6-1 against a team with a winning record, and 5-14 in Gibson’s last 19 starts against a team with a winning record. Minnesota has lost their last seven games against Los Angeles.
The total is set at 7.5 and we could see some offensive fireworks so my free pick is over. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.