Twins vs. Angels - 4/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (5-4) at Minnesota Twins (0-9)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
G Richards (0-2) (3.86) vs. T Milone (0-1) (3.85)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +110 / Los Angeles Angels -120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, FSN
The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to build on their solid four-game winning streak and remain unbeaten on the road. The Angels are getting it done at both ends, especially their pitching staff that’s allowed one run in three of their last four games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 11 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Kole Calhoun leads the Angels with 12 hits, Albert Pujols has seven RBI and Yunel Escobar has one home run. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Richards is 2-1 with a 2.52 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins are still looking for their first win after a brutal 0-9 start to the season. The Twins are being held back by an offense that’s produced no more than three runs this season. The Minnesota Twins pitching staff has been able to keep them in games for the most part, but you’re not going to win much when guys aren’t crossing home plate. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 12 hits, Eduardo Escobar has two RBI and Brian Dozier has one home run. Tommy Milone takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Milone is 6-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 46-21 in their last 67 games following an off day and 0-4 in Richards' last 4 starts. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 in Milones last 5 starts. The Angels are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and 13-3 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Twins are going to win a game eventually, but they're hard to back until they do. The Angels are playing solid ball right now and have the offense to give the Twins already their 10th loss of the year. I'll take Los Angeles and the cheap price.