Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

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The Detroit Tigers will play host to the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports West is in line to televise this AL showdown.

Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers Odds

The Angels are 30-25 SU and have gone 26-28 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, despite having lost 2.4 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 24-30 SU and 30-23 ATS. They’ve gained 2.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Detroit games have had an over/under record of 23-28-2 thus far in 2018. The Angels have an over/under record of 25-26-3.

The right-handed Shohei Ohtani is getting the start for the visiting Halos. Ohtani is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 52 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers will send righty Mike Fiers (4-3, 4.78 ERA) to the mound. Fiers has 32 strikeouts and 10 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.33 WHIP. Fiers made three starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 2-1 record in 2017, putting together a 2-1 record with a 6.19 ERA.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have yielded 4.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.23 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.61 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Detroit offense has produced 4.2 runs per outing, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .283/.343/.476 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have led the Tigers offense this year. Castellanos is slashing .319/.365/.495 with five home runs, 28 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Iglesias is batting .251 with 46 hits, 17 RBIs, 20 runs and seven stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.18 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.61, along with a K/9 of 9.03.

The Angels offense has slashed .249/.328/.423 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout continue to lead Los Angeles hitters. Simmons is slashing .335/.403/.477 with four home runs, 32 RBIs, 32 runs and five stolen bases, while Trout is hitting .302/.447/.672 with 18 homers, 35 RBIs, 46 runs and 12 stolen bases.

The Angels have gained 5.0 units and are 22-20 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 19 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 0.5 units and are 21-18 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 24 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Angels have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • Detroit has recorded 19.3 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.4 over its last five.