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Los Angeles Angels home to Twins in baseball betting action

Minnesota TwinsLos Angeles Angels
Aug 4, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

51-59TEAM RECORD60-51

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Twins invade Angel Stadium on Thursday.

The Angels will rely on Dan Haren to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Francisco Liriano will be his counterpart for the Twins. Dan Haren is 10-6 this season, and Francisco Liriano is 7-8.

View Minnesota vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-120-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 7 in the American League and the Twins at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Angels on August 3. Bettors who backed the Twins at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 11-4 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Angel Stadium behind starter Scott Baker.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

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 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 19 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Angels' last 19 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Angels' last 13 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chi White Sox, Friday, August 5
LA Angels home to Seattle, Friday, August 5