MLB Picks: Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 15, 2013

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins

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    The Los Angeles Angels are coming off their first series win of the 2013 season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday night, as they prepare to take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Angels are -118 road favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 8.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.

Los Angeles Angels

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    The Los Angeles Angels have won back-to-back games for the first time this season, including a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros as -212 home favorites Sunday.

    Angels starting pitcher Joe Blanton is 5-4 with a 3.96 ERA in nine career starts against the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota Twins

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    The Minnesota Twins will look to snap a five-game losing streak Monday night, as they've been outscored by a 33-12 margin over that span.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Twins are 19-40 in the month of April, with the UNDER going 33-26 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks Monday night, as the UNDER is 37-22-2 in the Los Angeles Angels' last 61 games in April, while game-time temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-30s.

    MLB Pick: Under 8.5

     

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