Game: Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+125) Los Angeles (-145)
Angel Stadium is the site where the Los Angeles Angels (24-22) will compete against the Minnesota Twins (24-21) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Twins at +125 while the Angels are priced at -145. The over/under comes in at 7. The starting pitchers will be Pablo Lopez and Shohei Ohtani.
Minnesota is slugging .406 and have been called out on strikes 438 times, while taking a walk on 154 occasions. They have amassed 202 RBI’s as well as 350 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is at .230. The Twins have compiled 73 doubles as a team and have knocked 61 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 211 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are earning 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in MLB.
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They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.23 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. Twins pitchers have given up 42 long balls in addition to 170 total runs (4th in MLB). Minnesota has given up 337 hits (7.5 per 9 innings) and 155 earned runs. The Twins hold a team ERA of 3.44 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 443 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 137 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.54 as a team this year.
The Twins have sent 132 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 30 runners on the season with 33.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 11 saves on the year and have blown 10 of their 21 chances to save the game. The Twins relievers have earned a save rate of 52.4% and stepped onto the hill in 47 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 26 holds on the campaign (8th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 29 times as well as having 51 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 1,218 putouts this season, as well as 341 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 19th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 27 double plays. The Twins have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,654 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in pro baseball.
Lopez (30-33 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.78 while he has gone up against 2,330 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 507 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 156 walks. His ERA is 3.94 (247 ER’s allowed) and his WHIP is 1.176. Lopez has taken the hill for 564 innings and has racked up 555 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Angels hold a team slugging % of .421 and they score 5.07 runs per game (7th in the league). They have put up 64 two-baggers, while getting a free base 142 times as well as recording 233 runs. Los Angeles has 59 long balls this year and 229 RBIs. They have struck out on 389 occasions (15th in baseball) and have a total of 412 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for an on-base percentage of .330 as well as a team batting average of .262 over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 224 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.40 (198 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 50 long balls and they surrender 4.98 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.310 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.35 as a squad on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.70 (394 strikeouts vs 159 bases on balls). They come in at 15th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 372.
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 52.1% out of 71 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 52 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 61 save situations, the Angels have compiled 35 holds and also 10 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in MLB with a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 134 relievers to the mound so far this year. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have come away with 16 saves.
In their 3,651 innings on the diamond, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (14th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 32 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in pro baseball). The Angels have recorded 390 assists, 31 errors and have a tally of 1,217 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Ohtani has surrendered 289 base knocks while he has earned 512 strikeouts in 402 innings pitched. He has allowed 134 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.065 and a FIP of 3.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.66 and he has faced 1,629 batters during his MLB career. Ohtani (33-15 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.00 ERA while conceding 6.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Minnesota (+125)
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