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Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels Prediction,
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#923 Minnesota
Twins 9.5
#924 Los Angeles
Angels -110

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:07pm

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Game Stats

Minnesota Twins
M. PINEDA

31 - 16

3
W's
3
L's
5.55
ERA
1.34
WHIP

Los Angeles Angels
T. CAHILL

22 - 25

2
W's
4
L's
6.96
ERA
1.39
WHIP

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The Minnesota Twins travel to Anaheim to face the Angels on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game series. The Twins keep rolling with a record of 30-16 while the Angels are 22-24. Right-hander Michael Pineda (3-3) gets the start for the Twins on Tuesday while right-hander Trevor Cahill (2-4) gets the start for the Angels.  Game time is 10:07 p.m. ET at Angel Stadium.

Twins among the best offensive teams

The Minnesota Twins are having themselves a year. They lead the AL Central by 4.5 games and have one of the best record in baseball at 30-16. They have won four of their last five and are heading into a series with a team they took 2 of 3 from a week ago, Over the weekend, they took 3 of 4 from Seattle, losing only the finale on Sunday 7-4. Kyle Gibson (4-2) gave up 4 runs in 6 innings to suffer the loss. Jorge Polanco provided pretty much all of the offense for Minnesota, going 4 for 5 with an RBI. Jonathan Schoop also had an RBI.

Despite sputtering Sunday, the Twins remain one of the best hitting teams in the Majors, averaging 5.7 runs per game, which is 2nd in the Majors. They hit .269 as a team, which is 2nd, and they have a slugging percentage of .505, which is also second.  They are also 2nd in home runs. Jorge Polanco is second in the majors with a batting average of  .343 with 8 HRs and 21 RBIs, while Eddie Rosario is batting .260 with 13 HRs and 35 RBIs. CJ Cron is batting .263 with 12 HRs and 29 RBIs, while Schoop is batting .273 with 8 HRs and 25 RBIs. Two of their best hitters, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver, are on the 10-day injured list.

The Twins have a team ERA of 3.90, which is 9tth in the league. They have a team WHIP of 1.26, which is also 9th. On Monday they got with one of their worst starters, Michael Pineda. The right-hander is 3-3 with an ERA of 5.55.

Angels keep plodding along

After a slow start, the  Los Angeles Angels got themselves back into contention in the AL West in recent weeks, but since then they have stalled out, winning one or two, and losing one or two. They are in second place in the division at 22-24, but are still 8.5 games behind the Astros, who are just rolling along. The Angels lost 2 of 3 to the Twins last week, but then followed that with winning 2 of 3 against the Royals this weekend. They failed to complete the sweep on Sunday when they lost to KC 5-1. Tyler Skaggs (4-4) got the loss, giving up 4 runs in 5.2 innings. Mike Trout had two hits for the Angels, while Kevan Smith drove in the only run.

The Angels average almost 4.8 runs per game, which is 15th in the majors. They have raised their team batting average to .266, which is 6th in the MLB. They also have a team slugging percentage of .429, which is 12th in the league.  Mike Trout has heated up in recent weeks. He has raised his average to .303 with 10 HRs and 27 RBIs. batting .280 with 9 HRs and 25 RBIs. Andrelton Simmons is batting .299 with 3 HRs and 21 RBIs, while Tommy La Stella is hitting .296 with 11  HRs and 26 RBIs. Albert Pujols is batting .241 with 8 HRs and 23 RBIs while David Fletcher is batting .295 with 3 HRs and 16 RBIs. Shohei Ohtani is back off the injured list and is hitting .267.
The Angels pitching has struggled mightily. They have a team ERA of 4.78, which is 22nd in the league, and a team WHIP of 1.35, which is 18th. Trevor Cahill gets the start for the Angels Tuesday. The right-hander is 2-4 on the year with a huge 5.95 ERA. He gave up 6 runs in 4 innings last time out.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Take the Angels at home. The Twins took 2 of 3 the last time these two teams met one week in Minnesota. They make take 2 of 3 again, but the Angels will win this one. The Twins starter Michael Pineda is eminently hittable, so look for the home team to put some runs on the board and walk away with the victory. It’s not easy to beat the Twins, but they are very gettable when Pineda is pitching. And the Angels need a win here because the next two won’t be so easy.

Prediction: Los Angeles Angels -123

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Take the over. This game will easily be played in the double-digits. Neither one of these pitchers is very good, as both have ERAs over 5. Cahill, in fact, has an ERA near 7. The Twins will pound him, just as the Angels will hit Pineda. The over is 4-1 in Pineda’s last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-1 in the Twins last 5 road games. Also, the over is 5-0-1 in Cahill’s last 6 starts overall and 4-0 in his last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record. Trust the numbers.

Prediction: Over

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