Game Time: 2:10 pm ET, Sunday, September 25, 2022
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Where to Watch: BSN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline odds: Angels -120, Twins +100; Over/Under: 8 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Angels -120, Twins +100; Over/Under: 8 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Angels -120, Twins +100; Over/Under: 8 runs
Los Angeles Angels: 66-85 (3rd place, AL West)
Minnesota Twins: 73-78 (3rd place, AL Central)
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Los Angeles Angels: 5-5 last 10
Minnesota Twins: 2-8 last 10
Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins Preview and Analysis
The Angels were on a 2 game winning streak but now enter this game off of a loss. They lost their last series against the Texas Rangers 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 66-85 record overall and have a road record of 32-44. This is the series finale of a 3-game series with the Twins on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 26th in the MLB with a .681 OPS. Reid Detmers is their starting pitcher on Saturday while José Suarez is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 6-8 with a 4.11 ERA this season. His team lost their last 2 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 5 ER, 1 HR, and 1 BB with 4 Ks on 7 hits through 5 IP against the Seattle Mariners.
The Twins enter this game on a 5 game losing streak. They lost their last series against the Kansas City Royals getting swept 3-0 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 73-78 record overall and have a home record of 43-33. This is the 3rd game of a 3-game series with the Angels on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 11th in the MLB with a .717 OPS. Joe Ryan is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Dylan Bundy is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 8-7 with a 4.78 ERA this season. His team lost 2 of their last 3 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 4 earned runs, 2 homers, and 1 BB with 2 strikeouts on 4 hits through 4.2 innings played against the Kansas City Royals.
Angels vs Twins Prediction
The current betting odds have the Angels listed as a slight favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Angels have been getting hot over the last week, they are completely out of a playoff spot but they are coming to play spoiler and they have already won against the Twins here. The Twins have been terrible over the last week, they just keep losing games and slipping further and further away from a playoff spot. They are already a few games out and need to stop the bleeding, but they haven't been able to do that lately and the Angels will be looking to spoil their hopes. The Twins are also dealing with a lot of injuries to their lineup and look like they have just given up on the season already. The Angels have the better starter here too, with Bundy pitching terribly for the Twins all season. He is going to give up runs against this Angels lineup that has been getting hot and the twins are going to struggle to score runs again here. The best way to place a bet here is on the Angels to win this game.
Angels Twins Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Sunday, September 25, 2022 (2:10 pm ET start time) is Angels 6 Twins 3.
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MLB Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels: 38-25 (+10.2 Units) ML against AL Central opponents. 15-8 UNDER as a road favorite of -110 or higher. 20-9 UNDER against AL Central opponents.
Minnesota Twins: 73-78 (-13 Units) ML in all games. 18-43 (-19 Units) ML as an underdog of +100 or higher. 19-7 UNDER against AL West opponents.
Los Angeles Angels: A. Rendon (3B) Out indefinitely - Wrist. J. Walsh (1B) out for season - Shoulder. D. Fletcher (SS) Out indefinitely - Hand.
Minnesota Twins: R. Lewis (SS) out for season - Knee. A. Kirilloff (RF) out for season - Wrist. K. Garlick (CF) Out indefinitely - Hand.
"I think he's right in that talk. He's going to get there with the innings, I think. Personally, there's nobody better I want. There's nobody I want on the mound more if I want to win a big game. I certainly think he should be in the discussion." - Phil Nevin after his team’s win against the Twins on Friday.
"I was actually reasonably pleased that we didn't just go out there just swinging. We actually made him get back in the zone and make some pitches." - Rocco Baldelli after his team’s loss against the Angels on Friday.
Los Angeles Angels
Luis Rengifo (S) 2B
Mike Trout (R) CF
Shohei Ohtani (L) P
Taylor Ward (R) RF
Mike Ford (L) 1B
Matt Duffy (R) 3B
Mickey Moniak (L) LF
Max Stassi (R) C
Livan Soto (L) SS
Luis Arraez (L) DH
Jose Miranda (R) 1B
Nick Gordon (L) 2B
Gio Urshela (R) 3B
Jake Cave (L) LF
Gary Sanchez (R) C
Matt Wallner (L) RF
Mark Contreras (L) CF
Jermaine Palacios (R) SS
Los Angeles Angels
Batting Average: Livan Soto (.278)
Hits: Shohei Ohtani (146)
Home Runs: Mike Trout (36)
RBI: Shohei Ohtani (90)
Stolen Bases: Andrew Velazquez (17)
Wins: Shohei Ohtani (14)
Saves: Raisel Iglesias (16)
ERA: Jimmy Herget (2.37)
Batting Average: Luis Arraez (.312)
Hits: Luis Arraez (162)
Home Runs: Byron Buxton (28)
RBI: Jose Miranda (64)
Stolen Bases: Nick Gordon (6)
Wins: Joe Ryan (12)
Saves: Emilio Pagan (9)
ERA: Jorge Alcala (0.00)
Los Angeles Angels: Phil Nevin (Interim)
Minnesota Twins: Rocco Baldelli (4th season)