Angels vs. Twins - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (20-43) at Los Angeles Angels (27-37)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
E Santana (1-6) (4.77) vs. J Chacin (2-4) (4.83)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -133 / Minnesota Twins +123 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels meet late Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins offense has clearly heated up lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 69 hits, Joe Mauer has 24 RBI and Miguel Sano has 11 home runs. Ervin Santana gets the nod, and he’s 1-6 with a 4.77 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Santana is 1-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels are desperate for a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Angels have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.49 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 73 hits, Mike Trout has 44 RBI and Albert Pujols has 12 home runs. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Chacin’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 18-37 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series and 1-11 in Santanas last 12 starts. The Angels are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Twins are 17-37 in the last 54 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Twins are tearing the cover off the ball right now and the Angels can't do much of anything right during their losing stretch. It's probably only a matter of time before the Angels turn things around, but the value is on Minnesota and the plus money, so I'm siding with the home team.