Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Pick 9/9/13
Los Angeles Angels (66-75) at Minnesota Twins (61-79)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Jered Weaver (R) (9-8) (3.325) vs. Pedro Hernandez (L) (3-1) (5.686)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +150 / Los Angeles Angels -160 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, FS-North
The Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels face-off on Monday at Target Field for game one of their series.
The Minnesota Twins are struggling once again as they were swept by the Blue Jays over the weekend.
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The Minnesota Twins have lost four games in a row and have one of the worst records in baseball this season. The Twins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 28-39 at home this season, and they are 20 games back in the A.L. Central. As a team, the Twins are hitting .242 with Trevor Plouffe hitting .248, Brian Dozier hitting .243, and Ryan Doumit hitting .238. For game one against the Angels, the Twins start Pedro Hernandez, who is 3-1 with a 5.19 ERA and 101 in his last three starts with a 4.11 ERA.
The Los Angeles Angels are more than likely ready to go through big changes this off-season. The Angels are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 32-35 on the road this season, and they are 15.5 games back in the A.L. West. As a team, the Angels are hitting .265 with Mike Trout hitting .338, Howard Kendrick hitting .301, and Erick Aybar hitting .269. For game one against the Twins, the Angels start Jered Weaver, who is 9-8 with a 3.33 ERA on the season and 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his last three starts.
Minnesota is 4-10 in their last 14 games overall, 7-21 in their last 28 home games, and 4-1 in Hernadez’s last five starts. Los Angeles is 12-4 in their last 16 games, 4-0 in their last four road games, and 45-13 in Weaver’s last 68 starts as a favorite. Los Angeles is 2-5 in their last seven games in Minnesota.
The total looks spot on, but for my free pick it is just a lean to the over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that stronger pick in the Premium Area.