Baseball Futures – Angels & Twins in ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball

The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins get the ESPN spotlight this week in Sunday baseball futures.

The Twins have been excellent at home this season in baseball betting but they have their work cut out for them on Sunday against the Angels and Jered Weaver.

Baseball futures will likely have the odds on this game at SBG near a pick. The Twins are a good team to take at home but the pitching matchup in this game does favor the Twins.  It is also a getaway game for both teams and they are probably both irritated that ESPN has forced this into a night game.  The Angels are in playing the last game of a six-game road trip while this is the finale of a nine-game home stand for the Twins.

Los Angeles Starting Pitcher:  Jered Weaver has a 3.11 ERA this season for the Angels but his record is just 11-8. He usually pitches well and gets no support.  How bad has it been?  The Angels have scored just 2.27 runs per game in his last 11 starts.  That makes it tough to take the Angels when he is pitching. Weaver is 4-1 in his career against the Twins with a 3.64 ERA.

Minnesota Starting Pitcher:  Scott Baker goes for the Twins on Sunday and he has almost the same record as Weaver but his ERA is much higher. He is 10-9 on the season with a 4.85 ERA.  He went just 4 2/3 innings last time out against the White Sox and gave up four runs.   Baker has been shelled by the Angels in his career. He has a 0-5 record against the Angels in his career with a 5.82 ERA.

Who do you bet:  Normally you would take the Twins in baseball betting and go to the window when they are at home? This game on Sunday night is a bit tricky though.  Weaver is the Angels best pitcher while Baker is unreliable.  The other problem is that the Angels had won 11 of the last 20 against the Twins before this series began.  How about the total?  Before Friday’s game, 9 of the last 11 between the two teams had gone over.  If Weaver isn’t at the top of his game then some runs could be scored in this one.  Plus it is always more fun to cheer for runs than for no runs.