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Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Thursday May 23, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Twins -109 / Los Angeles Angels +101 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSN, FSW
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The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 16 of their last 18 games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 62 hits and 23 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 90 hits and 62 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Perez is 4-5 with a 4.34 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 56 hits and 21 RBI while David Fletcher and Mike Trout have combined for 90 hits and 45 RBI. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 6.35 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Harvey’s second career game against the Twins.

The Twins are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series, 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 5-1 in Perez's last 6 starts. The Angels are 13-6 in their last 19 vs. American League Central, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Harvey's last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Twins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in Angels last 4 home games. The under is 5-0 in Perez's last 5 starts overall.

Sometimes you find teams that are absolutely on fire and ride that hot streak until the tickets stop cashing. That's the Minnesota Twins right now. You just want to keep backing them until they cool off. Not to mention Perez has been really impressive this year, as he has an ERA under three and has given up a combined four runs in his last 26.2 innings. Harvey has been hit or miss and when he's been bad, he's been really bad, and we know it takes one or two innings from him to completely burn your ticket. I'll take the Twins and the cheap price for obvious reasons.

Pick:
Minnesota Twins -109

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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