Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (50-44) at Los Angeles Angels (54-40)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
E Santana (1-0) (3.66) vs. G Richards (10-6) (3.24)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -159 / Minnesota Twins +149 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, FS-North
The Los Angeles Angels and the Minnesota Twins face off on Thursday in Anaheim as they close out their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels continue on their roll as they beat the Twins again on Wednesday. Chris Ianetta hit a home run and Johnny Giavotella and Kole Calhoun had three hits each. Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed six hits and two runs while striking out five over 5.0 innings to get the win and go to 8-7 for the season and Huston Street earned his 25th save. For Thursday’s game the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 94 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 83 over 108.1 innings for a10-6 record and a 3.24 ERA.
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The Minnesota Twins once again couldn’t get the bats going as they lost to the Angels on Wednesday. Joe Mauer, Aaron Hicks, and Danny Santana each had two hits as the Twins scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey allowed nine hits and four runs, two earned, while striking out just one over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-7 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Twins start Ervin Santana who has allowed 16 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 14 over 19.2 innings for a 1-0 record and a 3.66 ERA.
Los Angeles is 21-7 in their last 28 games, 20-7 in their last 27 home games, and 4-1 in Richard’s last five starts against the AL Central. Minnesota is 11-5 in game three of a series, 2-6 against the AL West, and 1-5 in their last six road games. Minnesota has lost their last nine games in a row to Los Angeles.
The total here is just set too low so my free pick is on the over. My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.