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Jered Weaver faces Carl Pavano in MLB odds action

Minnesota TwinsLos Angeles Angels
Sep 2, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

57-79TEAM RECORD74-63

Minnesota pays a visit to Los Angeles on Friday, hoping to shut down the Angels bats in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

Carl Pavano, with a record of 6-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Angels trot Jered Weaver to the mound in this one. He is 15-7 so far in 2011.

View Minnesota vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-230 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Angels sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-6 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Minnesota at +188 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Twins enjoyed a 7-6 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Scott Diamond throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Angels were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -164 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating Charlie Furbush and the Mariners 4-3 on Thursday at Safeco Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota's last 20 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Angels' last 20 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Angels, Saturday, September 3

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