Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

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The Detroit Tigers will make a road trip to Anaheim to take on the Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fox Sports West is in line to broadcast this AL matchup and the action gets underway at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Los Angeles (-175) is hosting this one as the favorite against Detroit (+165) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Tigers +1.5 runs (-135) and Angels -1.5 runs (+115).

The Angels are 55-58 straight up (SU) and 49-64 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 11.3 units for moneyline bettors and 23.1 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. The Tigers have gone 47-65 SU this year and are 58-54 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Angels games have an over/under record of 49-56-8 in 2018. The Tigers have also been a strong under bet with a total record of 44-64-4.

Mike Fiers is getting the start for the visiting Tigers. The right-handed Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 87 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.59 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Angels are sending lefty Andrew Heaney (6-7, 3.75 ERA) to the mound. Heaney has 116 strikeouts and 32 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.13. Heaney is 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.13 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.77 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .199/.265/.307 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout have led the Angels’ hitters this year. Simmons is slashing .304/.356/.421 with six home runs, 50 RBIs and 53 runs scored, and Trout’s line is .309/.459/.624 with 30 homers, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 21 steals.

In the other dugout, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.26 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.34 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.45, along with a K/9 of 7.84.

The Tigers offense has slashed .240/.299/.376 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Detroit’s hitters have been led by right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is slashing .285/.337/.479 with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs and 57 runs scored. Iglesias is hitting .267/.307/.392 with four homers, 44 RBIs, 35 runs and 14 steals.

The Tigers have gained 8.2 units and are 20-10 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 4.3 units and are 41-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 37 of those games, compared to 40 that’ve gone under.

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Angels have dropped six of their last seven games SU.
  • Detroit has posted 16.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 12 over their last 10.