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Baseball odds preview - Los Angeles vs. Minnesota

Los Angeles AngelsMinnesota Twins
May 8, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Odds

13-17TEAM RECORD7-21

Los Angeles pays a visit to Minnesota on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Scott Diamond in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Los Angeles counters with Dan Haren, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View LA Angels vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Twins in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +160 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Twins and the American League No. 10-rated Angels in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.8 per game. By contrast, the Angels are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Twins on May 7. Bettors who backed the Angels at -168 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Angels enjoyed an 8-3 victory at the expense of the Twins on Monday, with Jered Weaver throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Target Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Angels at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels' last 15 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Minnesota, Wednesday, May 9

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