Twins vs. Angels - 4/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (5-5) at Minnesota Twins (1-9)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Jered Weaver (1-0) (1.50) vs. R Nolasco (0-0) (1.29)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +108 / Los Angeles Angels -118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, FSN
The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins meet for game two of their series Saturday afternoon at Target Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a strong road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Angels offense has woken up lately, producing four or more runs in four straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. The Angels will be in good shape this season if their lineup produces with any consistency. Kole Calhoun leads the Angels with 14 hits, Albert Pujols has eight RBI and Yunel Escobar has one home run. Jered Weaver gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Weaver is 9-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 93 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins hope to build on their first win of the season after a 0-9 start. The Twins offense scored five runs in Friday’s victory after they scored three or less runs in 12 straight games. The Minnesota Twins obviously have a ton of work to do to climb out of their early hole but did show some promise by scoring five runs on eight hits. Joe Mauer leads the Twins with 13 hits, Trevor Plouffe has three RBI and Brian Dozier has one home run. Ricky Nolasco takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in Weavers last 9 road starts. The Twins are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and 6-2 in Nolascos last 8 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in Weavers last 5 starts vs. Twins.
The Twins played solid ball in Friday's win, but they're still a team that's 1-9 on the season. Also, Weaver has downright owned the Twins throughout his lenghty MLB caeeer. You have to side with the Angels and the cheap price.