Twins vs. Angels Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Angels be able to improve on their weak home record when they welcome the Minnesota Twins to town tonight at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win. The Twins are getting odds of +135 to win on the road, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting currently has 64 percent of the wagers going on the Angels at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins on a win streak
The Twins are coming into tonight’s game on fire, as they have won their last five against the White Sox and Cardinals. Minnesota comes into this game 15-17 overall and 8-10 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.47 runs per game this season while allowing 4.97 runs per contest.
Jose Berrios will get the start for the Twins tonight. He brings in a 3-3 record through seven starts with a 3.98 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. Berrios has struggled as of late, allowing at least four runs in his last three starts. Over 40.2 innings of work, Berrios has 38 strikeouts with eight walks.
Angels sub-.500 at home
The Los Angeles Angels are having a good season, but they have struggled at home, going just 8-10 this season. That actually is after winning their last three at home. The Angels are now 22-14 overall. Los Angeles is putting up 5.17 runs per contest and is giving up 4.25 runs per contest.
Garrett Richards takes the mound for the Angels tonight. He is 4-1 through seven starts with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Richards has pitched 34.1 innings this year and has 45 strikeouts with 20 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have won their last five road games and four straight road games against a right-handed starter. They also have won five of Berrios’ last six Thursday starts.
The Angels have won five straight against AL Central opponents and 28 of Richards’ last 41 starts against a losing team. They also have won 16 of his last 21 home starts against a team with a losing record.
While Berrios has been one of Minnesota’s better pitchers, he is in a funk right now and facing a pretty good Los Angeles lineup. Richards has been pretty good in his own right and will have the home-field edge against a Minnesota team that is still sub-.500 despite their current win streak. I don’t think the Twins can continue their winning ways tonight.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -145