Twins vs. Angels - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (75-72) at Minnesota Twins (75-72)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
M Shoemaker (7-9) (4.31) vs. Tyler Duffey (3-1) (3.72)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -121 / Los Angeles Angels +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins end a four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Angels have split their last six when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 153 hits and 85 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar have combined for 115 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last eight road games. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he’s 7-9 with a 4.31 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing their last five games. The Twins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Twins have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 144 hits and 62 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 151 RBI. The Minnesota Twins lost five straight home games. Tyler Duffey takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.72 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This is Duffey’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 14-5 in their last 19 during game 4 of a series and 17-5 in Shoemakers last 22 road starts. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-1 in Duffeys last 6 starts. The over is 20-5-2 in the last 27 meetings in Minnesota.
The Angels are playing better ball right now and have a pitcher in Shoemaker who has had great success all season on the road. Hard to pick against LA with the plus money here.