Angels vs. Twins - 6/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (20-44) at Los Angeles Angels (28-37)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Tyler Duffey (2-5) (5.33) vs. H Santiago (3-4) (5.64)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -135 / Minnesota Twins +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels square off Wednesday night in a rubber game.
The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 14 straight games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.15 and have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 69 hits, Joe Mauer has 25 RBI and Miguel Sano has 11 home runs. Tyler Duffey gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 5.33 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. This will be Duffey’s second career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for back to back wins for the first time since May 30-31. The Angels have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 75 hits, Mike Trout has 44 RBI and Albert Pujols has 12 home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-18 in their last 25 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Duffeys last 5 starts. The Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 14-5 in Santiagos last 19 starts. The Twins are 18-37 in the last 55 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels are simply the better team here and should be able to win this series on their home field. Duffey has been getting rocked all season and the Angels offense has shown signs of picking up. I'll take the home team and the rather fair price.