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Minnesota favored by -180 against Los Angeles on Monday

Los Angeles AngelsMinnesota Twins
April 9, 4:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Odds


The Twins get a visit from the Los Angeles Angels in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

C.J. Wilson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Angels on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Nick Blackburn, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View LA Angels vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Angels listed as underdogs of +-180 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 7 and the Angels sitting at No. 8.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 1.7 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 5 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 0 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

The Angels were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +159 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Kansas City on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Orioles on April 8. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Jason Hammel at Camden Yards.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Angels at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 16 of LA Angels' last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Minnesota, Wednesday, April 11