Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (73-72) at Minnesota Twins (75-70)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
H Santiago (8-9) (3.21) vs. T Milone (8-5) (3.73)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -108 / Los Angeles Angels -102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Nort, FS-West
The Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Thursday at Target Field in game one of their MLB series.
The Minnesota Twins continue to play hard as the season winds down as they look to make the post-season. The Twins are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 43-28 at home, and they are 10 games behind the Royals in the AL Central standings and 1.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West standings. As a team the Twins are hitting .249 with Joe Mauer hitting .271, Trevor Plouffe hitting .250, and Torii Hunter hitting .240. The Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.11 with the starters at 4.17 and the bullpen at 3.99. For game one against the Angels the Twins start Tommy Milone who has allowed 114 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 82 over 115.2 innings for an 8-5 record and a 3.73 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels continue to be in the Wildcard hunt in the AL as the regular season continues to wind down. The Angels are 29-41 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are 3.5 games out in the AL Wildcard and they are 5 games back in the AL West. As a team the Angels are hitting .243 with Mike Trout hitting .292, Erick Aybar hitting .268, and Johnny Giavotella hitting .265. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.93 with the starters at 3.97 and the bullpen at 3.85. For game one against the Twins the Angels start Hector Santiago who has allowed 139 hits and 59 earned runs while striking out 148 over 165.1 innings for an 8-9 record and a 3.21 ERA.
Minnesota is 4-1 following a loss, 9-4 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 in Milone’s last seven home starts. Los Angeles is 7-20 in their last 27 road games, 1-7 o the road against a left-handed starter, and 2-5 in Santiago’s last seven starts. Los Angeles is 9-1 in their last 10 games against Minnesota.
I have trouble taking he Twins here as they have just been bad at home recently so my play here is the Angels.