Los Angeles sends Joe Blanton vs Samuel Deduno in Angels vs Twins game
Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Los Angeles on Monday at Angel Stadium.
Joe Blanton will take the mound for Los Angeles, and he'll carry a 2-12 record into the contest. Samuel Deduno gets the ball for Minnesota; he's 5-4 so far this season.
The Twins were listed as +-166 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Angels) and the No. 14 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Twins average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Indians on July 21. Bettors who backed the Indians at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Cleveland on Sunday at Target Field.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Athletics on July 21. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Oakland staff and losing 6-0 to the Athletics on Sunday at Angel Stadium.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Twins at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
Minnesota at LA Angels, Tuesday, July 23