Los Angeles vs. Minnesota: MLB American League Betting Lines
Two underachieving clubs face each other as the Los Angeles Angeles and Minnesota Twins hook up in matinee Major League Baseball action today. First pitch for this American League West vs. Central clash is scheduled for 3:35 PM EDT on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from Angel Stadium of Anaheim in sunny Southern California. With two hours until game time, wagering windows at Bet365 are still wide open! We’ll weave a win with Jered Weaver in this contest!
LA Angels: Jered Weaver is a bright spot in a down year
As one of the top favorites to win the 2013 MLB American League Pennant back in March, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been one of the biggest disappointments in Major League Baseball this season. The Halo’s currently own a 48-52 record, they are 11 games out of first place in the American League West and 9.5 games out in the Wild Card playoff race. One can’t really fault LA ace RHP Jered Weaver (4-5 ERA 3.30) for the Angels woes as he has allowed just 27 earned runs over 73.2 innings – and just six runs in his last 33 innings pitched.
Minnesota Twins: Headed for third straight season with a losing record
After two straight seasons where they finished dead last in the American League Central division, things haven’t improved much in Minnesota this season. The Twins (43-45), who have managed to win six of their ten contests – including two straight against the Angels, are currently eleven games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central and 12 games out of the Wild Card race. Pitching has been a major problem for the Twinkies as their 4.36 team ERA is second worst in the Majors – just ahead of the 4.89 ERA posted by the 34-65 Houston Astros.
Bet365 wagering windows are still wide open for this MLB Matinee betting action
Despite the fact that the Angels have dropped the first two contests in this three games series, by a combined 10-3 final count, the bookmakers at bet365.com still have Los Angeles posted as huge home chalk. The Halo’s are listed at -1.5 (-120) ATS and -240 straight up. The Twins are road pups at +1.5 (EVEN) ATS and +210 S/U while the run line is set at 8 (O -105 U -120). Although we are not high on the Halo’s – we are putting our eggs in Jered Weaver’s basket today as we back him over Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey (4-7 ERA 5.40) with the bet365 -240 ML!