MLB Picks: Bet Twins +155 vs. Angels Tuesday

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:51 PM GMT

The Minnesota Twins have produced a profit as sizable road underdogs this season, as they continue a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday.

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League matchup at Angel Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:05 p.m. ET.

Check out our Tuesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Bullpen continues to deliver 

Minnesota has won five of its last six games, including a 4-3 victory over Los Angeles as +156 road underdogs Monday, while going UNDER the betting total for the ninth time in its last 10 contests. 

The Twins starting rotation has compiled a 5.19 ERA this season—the worst mark in baseball—but the bullpen has tallied a 1.82 ERA over the last 10 games. 

Disappointing stretch  

Los Angeles is 2-5 over its last seven games, with the offense averaging just 2.1 runs over that span. 

The Angels desperately need outfielder Josh Hamilton (questionable) to return to the lineup after missing last night’s game with an ankle injury, considering that first baseman Albert Pujols is hitting just .249 on the season. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the club has produced a 13-15 record as home favorites of -175 to -200, with the UNDER going 17-8-3 in that situation. 

Gibson

Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (2-2, 6.45 ERA) is coming off a 10-4 road victory over the New York Yankees on July 14, as he allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits over five frames. 

The right-hander enters with a 1.66 WHIP on the season, but he’s yet to surrender a home run in his first 22.1 innings on the MLB level.

Hanson 

Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson (4-2, 5.10 ERA) will return from a stint on the 15-day disabled list with a straight right forearm, as he was last seen on the mound in a no-decision effort against the Seattle Mariners on June 20. 

The right-hander is 2-2 with a 6.16 ERA in six home outings, with opposing hitters batting .320 against him. 

Hanson will be making his first career appearance against the Twins.

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Twins as one of their MLB picks Tuesday, as they’ve gone 23-16 against teams with a losing record in 2013. 

MLB Pick:  Minnesota Twins +155