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Los Angeles Angels Face the Minnesota Twins Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Los Angeles Angels


Minnesota Twins
Thursday, September 04, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Target Field

The Los Angeles Angels will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Twins in Minnesota at Target Field on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Minnesota sends Kyle Gibson out against Hector Santiago for the Los Angeles Angels in this game. Gibson is 11-10 with a 4.23 ERA on the season, while Santiago is 4-7 on the year and has a 3.28 ERA.

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Minnesota Twins were listed as 126 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-4.1 victory for the Angels. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 61-78 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Angels sit at 83-55 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Minnesota Twins and the No. 2-rated Los Angeles Angels in this matchup.

How Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.42 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels defense that ranks No. 11 at 3.86 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Los Angeles Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.02 hits per game).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.01 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 4.57 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Astros on September 3. Bettors who backed the Astros at +122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Astros on Wednesday, with Jered Weaver throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

The Twins were a 11-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota rolled to a 11-4 win against Chicago on Wednesday, as Trevor May and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

LA Angels is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
LA Angels is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels's last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Minnesota, Friday, September 5th