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Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Third-place teams will square off Saturday as the Los Angeles Angels (66-85, third in AL West) take on the Minnesota Twins (73-78, third in AL Central). The Twins will host this one at Target Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm ET.

Los Angeles took the opener on Friday 4-2. In the win, Shohei Ohtani went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and six walks. Tyler Ward led the offense hitting two solo home runs.

Louie Varland took the loss for Minnesota after allowing three earned runs in 5.2 innings. Jake Cave had two of the Twins’ five hits, but the offense just could not find any consistency on the night.

The Twins are the favorites Saturday playing at home. They are -134 to win, while the Angels’ moneyline sits at +116. The runline features Los Angeles +1.5 (-184), and the over/under for total runs is 7.5.

Angels Try To Pick Up Series Win

At 66-85, it has been a rough season for the Los Angeles Angels. They have struggled both on the road (32-44) and at home (34-41). Still, on Saturday, they will look for some positivity by trying to secure a series win against the Twins.

Taking the mound for the Angels will be southpaw Reid Detmers. In 23 games, the 23-year-old is 6-5 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and he has 111 strikeouts in 119 innings.

Detmers picked up the win in his last outing against the Mariners after going six innings, allowing one earned run on four hits.

Despite their struggles to compete in the division, the Angels still have two of the best in the business in Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. This season, Trout is hitting .273/.361/.607 with 36 home runs, 74 runs batted in, and 75 runs scored.

Not to be outdone, Ohtani is hitting .271/.358/.534 with 34 home runs, 90 runs batted in, 85 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases.

Twins Trying To Snap Skid

After losing eight of their last 10, the Minnesota Twins have fallen out of contention as they now sit 11 games back in the division. On Saturday, the Twins will look to snap their skid and pick up another win at home, where they are 43-33.

Righty Joe Ryan will take the ball in Saturday’s contest. The 26-year-old right has been solid this season, going 12-8 with a 3.61 ERA and 1.09 WHIP, and he has 138 strikeouts in 137 innings.

Ryan has been especially solid lately as he has won back-to-back games. In those games, he has given up no earned runs on just three hits over a combined 14.2 innings.

With the season winding down and the team missing the playoffs, these could be the final games that Minnesota fans get to see Carlos Correa in a Twins’ uniform. In 482 at bats this season, he is hitting .288/.366/.467 with 21 home runs, 60 runs batted in, and 66 runs scored.

Take The Angels On The Runline

There is no denying that Twins’ starter Joe Ryan has been brilliant as of late, but the Twins have been a hard team to bet on over the last couple of weeks. They have slowly faded into the background as the Guardians have dominated the division.

While the Angels have not exactly played with much consistency, Reid Detmers has also shown the ability to dominate a game at times stemming back to his no-hitter earlier this season.

Regardless of the outcome, expect this one to be close throughout. For that reason, take the Angels at +1.5 (-184) on the runline.

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