Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Angels are squaring off against the Detroit Tigers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fox Sports West will showcase this AL matchup and the game gets going at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Detroit (+140) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-150). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -105 for over 8.5 runs and -115 for under 8.5. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -155 for taking the Tigers +1.5 runs and +135 for the Angels -1.5.

The Angels are 55-57 straight up (SU) and 48-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 24.1 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Tigers have gone 47-64 SU this year and are 58-53 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 0.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 49-55-8 in 2018. Detroit has also been a solid under bet with a total record of 44-63-4.

The southpaw Matthew Boyd will get the start for Detroit. Boyd is 6-9 with a 4.22 ERA and 107 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Angels are putting the ball in the hands of righty Nick Tropeano (4-6, 4.94 ERA), who has 60 strikeouts and 30 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.37 WHIP. Tropeano is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have yielded 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.09 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.81 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

Los Angeles’ hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 6.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .205/.279/.337 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led the Angels’ hitters this year. Trout is slashing .309/.459/.624 with 30 home runs, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Simmons is batting .302 with six homers, 49 RBIs and 53 runs.

For the visitors, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.26 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.36 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.39, along with a K/9 of 7.83.

Tigers hitters have slashed .241/.300/.378 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias continue to lead Detroit’s hitters. Castellanos is hitting .285/.338/.481 with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Iglesias (.270/.310/.397) has produced four homers, 44 RBIs, 35 runs and 14 stolen bases.

The Tigers have lost 8.8 units and are 38-43 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 30 of those games, compared to 48 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 15.6 units and are 8-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 12 of those games, compared to 16 that went under the total.

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • Detroit has tallied 10 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 12 XBH over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • Detroit has posted 18.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.2 over its last five.