Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21 Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins (6-7) at Los Angeles Angels (7-5)

MLB Baseball: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

TBD vs. Andrew Heaney (1-1) (7.00)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -176 / Minnesota Twins +163 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Minnesota Twins need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Twins have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Twins have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 15 hits and nine RBI while Nelson Cruz and Luis Arraez have combined for 29 hits and 18 RBI. The Minnesota Twins didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Angels are 0-4 this season when scoring three or less runs. Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 16 hits and 12 RBI while Mike Trout and David Fletcher have combined for 28 hits and 13 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Heaney’s second career game against the Twins.

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The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 home games. The under is 16-7-2 in Twins last 25 road games. The over is 4-1 in Angels last 5 during game 1 of a series. The Twins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Angels should probably win this game at home and with a decent pitcher in Heaney on the mound, who is better than what he's shown up to this point. However, these are two talented batting lineups that have been a bit quit this week. This is a spot where we very well could see a breakout. It feels like these lineups are due. So, I'll play a rare total and side with the over nine runs.

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Randy’s Pick Over 9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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