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Angels vs Twins Baseball Game Preview

Los Angeles AngelsMinnesota Twins
May 29, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Odds

27-27TEAM RECORD17-33

Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Dan Haren, with a record of 3-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Twins trot Carl Pavano to the mound in this one. He is 2-4 so far in 2011.

View LA Angels vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Twins as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Angels at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Angels were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +157 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 1-0 score against Minnesota at Target Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Angels at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels' last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
LA Angels are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Minnesota
LA Angels are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Kansas City, Monday, May 30
Minnesota at Detroit, Monday, May 30