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Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (16-18) at Los Angeles Angels (23-15)
Date & Time Saturday May 12, 2018, 9:07 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -148 / Minnesota Twins +138 --- Over/Under: 8
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The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Minnesota Twins look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Twins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 straight games. The Minnesota Twins have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring at least three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 39 hits and 27 RBI while Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar have combined for 73 hits and 35 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.49 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-2 with a 5.32 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a bounce back victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs i night of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than two runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 47 hits and 23 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 84 hits and 53 RBI. Nick Tropeano gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Tropeano is 0-0 with a 1.35 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 7-1 in Gibsons last 8 starts with 5 days of rest, 7-2 in Gibsons last 9 road starts and 12-3 in Gibsons last 15 starts. The Angels are 17-5 in their last 22 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Twins are 19-40 in the last 59 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 45-22-5 in the last 72 meetings.

Tropeano has pitched shutouts in two of his four starts and the Los Angeles Angels have played their best baseball at home this season. However, we're getting plus money with Gibson and the red hot Minnesota Twins. Gibson has an ERA of 2.52 with an allowed batting average of .123 on the road this season in 25 innings. You have to like the value of the Twins in this spot based on the price.

Minnesota Twins +138

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