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No Angels In The Outfield At Target Field

The Los Angeles Angels find themselves on the verge of being swept by the Minnesota Twins and their recent history doesn’t give them much hope, as the Halos have lost their past six games at Target Field. Those six games, dating back to September 20, 2015, have seen the Twins outscore the Angels 36-20.

Shark Bites
  • Opponents are slugging .548 against Angels pitcher Parker Bridwell this season.
  • The Angels are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games after a loss.
  • The Twins are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against right-handed starters.

To make matters worse, the Angels will be facing all-star Twins pitcher Ervin Santana. However, Santana has been wildly inconsistent recently after being lights out the first two months of the season. In his past six starts, the right-hander has held opponents scoreless twice but allowed five or more runs in the other four. When Santana is on, he is near untouchable, with a 1.01 ERA in wins this season. But he looks like a dumpster fire when he’s off, compiling a 9.22 ERA in losses.

LA will counter with rookie Parker Bridwell, who has been solid since joining the rotation. The 25-year-old has a 3.95 ERA in his five outings for the big club but has struggled with the long ball, giving up seven home runs in his five starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Minnesota was a -169 moneyline favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made oddsmakers at 5Dimes pick an opening OVER/UNDER number of 10.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Twins to win this game 6.0-4.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins bring a 43-40 record to the battle against the 43-45 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 28 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Los Angeles Angels, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4.59 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels offense rated No. 24 and scoring 4.2 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.69 hits per game to date this season, more than the Angels hitters have managed (8.22 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Angels endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Twins on Tuesday, with J.C. Ramirez throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels's last 11 games
  • LA Angels is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 22 games
  • Minnesota is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Texas, Friday, July 7
Minnesota home to Baltimore, Thursday, July 6