Jered Weaver, Francisco Liriano take mound in Twins vs Angels tilt
Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Los Angeles battle on Monday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Minnesota sends Francisco Liriano out against Jered Weaver for the Angels in this game. Liriano is 0-4 with a 9.97 ERA on the season, while Weaver is 4-0 on the year and has a 1.61 ERA.
Baseball odds makers opened the Twins as +170 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.
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.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Angels are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.2 per game.
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 3-rated defense.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blue Jays on May 6. Bettors who backed the Angels at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Toronto on Sunday at Angel Stadium behind starter Jerome Williams.
The Twins were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Hector Noesi at Safeco Field.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Angels at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels' last 14 games
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels' last 12 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 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 8