Twins vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 5/20/23

Los Angeles Angels (24-22) vs Minnesota Twins (24-21)

Game Info: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Patrick Sandoval (3-2) (3.22) vs Louie Varland (1-0) (4.30)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -120 / Minnesota Twins +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will play the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Twins Preview

The Minnesota Twins are 24-21 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Prior to losing the first game in this series, Minnesota lost two out of three games to the Dodgers. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 3.44 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a .223 opponent batting average this year. The Twins offense has scored 211 runs with a .230 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Byron Buxton is batting .237 with nine home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Twins. The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Louie Varland, who is 1-0 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 23.0 innings pitched this season.

Angels Preview

The Los Angeles Angels are 24-22 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Los Angeles won the first game in this series by a score of 5-4 on Friday night. The LA pitching staff has a 4.39 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 233 runs with a .262 batting average and a .330 on base percentage this season. Shohei Ohtani is batting .287 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Angels. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Patrick Sandoval, who is 3-2 with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 44.2 innings pitched this year. 

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Trends

Minnesota is 9-3 in their last 12 game two’s of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 6-1 in Minnesota’s last 7 games. Los Angeles is 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 in their last 4 game two’s of a series. The over is 7-0 in Los Angeles’ last 7 Saturday games. The under is 7-3-1 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.

Pick

Minnesota comes into this game leading the AL Central, while the Angels are currently third in the AL West. Minnesota is starting Louie Varland, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. Los Angeles is starting Patrick Sandoval, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. I like the under in this matchup. 

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