Twins vs. Angels Prediction
A strong season for the Los Angeles Angels hasn’t translated to a winning record at home. Can the Angels hit the .500 mark on their home turf tonight when they host the Minnesota Twins at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: FSN (Min); FSW (LA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. The Twins are getting odds of +160 to win on the road, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 63 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 streak snapped
The Twins had their five-game win streak come to an end on Thursday in a 7-4 loss to the Angels in Los Angeles. Minnesota comes into this game 15-18 overall and 8-11 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.45 runs per game this season while allowing 5.03 runs per contest.
Lance Lynn gets the start for the Twins tonight. He has started six games this year and has a 1-3 record with a 7.28 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP. Lynn has pitched 29.2 innings this year and has 33 strikeouts with 23 walks.
Angels inch toward .500 at home
With Thursday’s win, the Angels are inching toward the .500 mark at home. They have won their last four at home to move to 9-10 on their turf. The Angels are now 23-14 overall. Los Angeles is putting up 5.22 runs per contest and is giving up 4.24 runs per contest.
Tyler Skaggs gets the start for the Angels on Friday night. He is 3-2 on the mound through seven starts with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Skaggs has pitched 38 innings this year and has 39 strikeouts with 11 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are just 3-9 in their last 12 games following a loss and they are 1-5 in Lynn’s last six starts. They are also 0-4 in his last four starts against a winning team.
The Angels have won six straight against AL Central opponents and seven of their last nine overall. They are also 11-5 in their last 16 games after a win.
I think the Angels get to .500 at home tonight. Skaggs has been pretty stead on the mound and he is up against a really poor Twins’ pitcher in Lynn. Lynn is putting on nearly two baserunners per inning. That is going to lead to some big innings for the Angels, who have some explosive bats.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -180