Angels vs. Twins Saturday Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels took the first game of their three-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Will the host rebound with a small upset victory on Saturday afternoon when the two teams do it again?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 9, 2018
2:10 p.m. ET, Target Field
TV: LAA (FSW); MIN (FSNO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Angels as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 64% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Angels to beat the Twins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Angels' Skaggs works six scoreless innings in win vs. Rangers
Tyler Skaggs allowed four hits and three walks over six scoreless innings with six strikeouts in Sunday's victory against the Rangers. Skaggs threw 71 of his 107 pitches for strikes, throwing first-pitch strikes to 17 of the 24 batters he faced. He was able to even his record at 4-4, picking up his first victory in seven outings dating back to April 23. It was actually his first win in front of the home fans this season, as he has been more effective on the road. Skaggs is 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA in six road outings, while going 1-3 with a 3.62 ERA in six home starts. His next start will come next weekend at Target Field against the Twins.
Twins' Gibson solid in no decision vs. Indians
Kyle Gibson struck out seven and allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no decision against the Indians on Sunday. If you take away Edwin Encarnacion, Gibson would have had a shutout. You can’t do that, however, and Gibson allowed a solo shot and gave up another earned run from another blast by Encarnacion after he left with two outs in the sixth. It’s still another strong start for the 30-year-old right-hander, and his ERA drops to 3.54 on the season with 73 strikeouts in just-under 69 innings. We’ll see him on the mound again on Saturday when he takes on the Angels at home.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 2-6 in their last eight games played in Minnesota.
The Twins are 4-0 in Gibson's last four starts versus the Angels.
This is a good spot to take the underdog, as the Twins are 7-3 in Gibson's last 10 home starts and have won 14 of his last 20 outings overall. They're also 8-3 in his last 11 starts coming off five days of rest and are 7-2 in his last nine outings versus American League West opponents. On the othe rside, the Angels are just 2-5 in Skaggs' last seven starts and have lost four of his last five outings when he faces the American League Central.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins +100